Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) told reporters that the closed door testimony before Congress on Thursday blew a giant hole in the narrative by Democrats on their rationale for impeachment.
Zeldin was speaking to reporters about the testimony of former State Department official Kurt Volker.
"Honestly, I don't believe that this impeachment inquiry, personally I don't believe this impeachment inquiry should have been launched the way it was, when it was, it was launched before any member of Congress was able to read the whistleblower's report," Zeldin said.
"It was released before any of us, any member of Congress, or the American public, was able to read for ourselves the transcripts," he explained.
Volker resigned as special envoy to Ukraine after the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed texts from Volker that he said proved the State Department was encouraging Giuliani to seek help from Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
Zeldin said Volker's testimony unraveled many Democratic claims, and specifically named Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
"Now what we're going to see with one person after another coming before these committees of jurisdiction are blowing massive holes inside of the theory, the narrative that chairman Schiff has been providing to the public," Zeldin continued.
"For example, when he says that President Trump was asking President Zelensky to manufacture dirt on the Bidens, today blows a hole in that argument," he added.
"When you are making the claim that the president was asking for a quid pro quo with President Zelensky, today is blowing a massive hole in the middle of that allegation," Zeldin concluded.
Zeldin added in a tweet that Volker was "candid, genuine, informed," and described him as a "solid witness!"
Participated in Amb Volker’s “impeachment inquiry” interview today. He was candid, genuine, informed & blew huge ho… https://t.co/i3DTcDNh4I— Lee Zeldin (@Lee Zeldin) 1570141479.0
The president approved of Zeldin's statement and tweeted a video of his comments from his official social media account to his 65 million followers.