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

NBC and MSNBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddChuck Todd challenges Cruz after senator pushes theory that Ukraine meddled in election Retiring House Democrat says a Trump reelection would be a 'nightmare scenario' for Congress Cruz on House impeachment inquiry: 'This is 'kangaroo court' MORE said some Republicans loyal to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed 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 BidenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Media organization fights Trump administration over Ukraine documents FOIA Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers MORE than he did about Ukraine.