Chuck Todd on impeachment hearing: Part of GOP 'just not accepting facts that are facts'

NBC and MSNBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddShepard Smith talking to MSNBC about prime-time spot as network eyes Chuck Todd move: report Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims MORE said some Republicans loyal to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE are "just not accepting facts that are facts" as the House launched public impeachment hearings on Wednesday.

"If we were all accepting the rules of the road as they are, we are living in a moment where we have a part of one of our major political parties that is just not accepting the premise, is just not accepting facts that are facts, is just prioritizing loyalty to a person, even more so loyalty to a party, let alone loyalty to a country," Todd opined on NBC.
 


"But this goes to the president's ability to talk over this. I love how the White House claims today the president stopped paying attention. He's tweeting like a tweet every 10 minutes," the "Meet the Press" moderator also noted.      
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Trump has tweeted frequently this week, including retweets of Republican lawmakers' comments and questions during impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill.
 
William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, on Wednesday said that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told a member of his staff in July that Trump cared more about an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE than he did about Ukraine.