Our Rep in Washington, D. C. , Glenn Grothman, was one of two Wisconsin Republicans who had access to closed-door impeachment depositions, but chose instead to have skipped the vast majority of them.
Grothman and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are the only Wisconsin lawmakers who sit on committees that have conducted the behind-the-scenes interviews as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
An analysis of the 15 closed-door deposition transcripts that have been released by House lawmakers show that Sensenbrenner, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, wasn’t listed as present at any of those proceedings. Grothman, who sits on the Oversight and Reform Committee, was listed as present at just one, the testimony of William Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, on Oct. 22.
He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in October that he had sat in on one of the six depositions prior to Taylor’s testimony, indicating that he’s attended at least two of the 17 depositions held behind closed doors. Two of those transcripts have not yet been released publicly.
Grothman’s office did not respond to a request for comment about his attendance. Grothman may have entered some of the other depositions after the attendance was logged, in which case his presence would not necessarily have been noted in the transcripts.
This is consistent with his disdain for the Mueller Report. Asked earlier this year at several town hall
Asked if he had read the report, Grothman said he had not, but he was planning to do so. Seems like the Congressman, like most Republicans, doesn’t feel he needs to understand and appreciate either the testimony being given during the House impeachment inquiry, nor does he care about the Mueller Report.