Exclusive — Democrats Throw Impeachment Party at Capitol Hill Bar After Last Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: Democratic Counsel Daniel Goldman questions former State Department special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and former National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November …
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Democrat staffers threw an impeachment party at a Capitol Hill bar after the last public hearing concluded on Thursday evening.

The party was held at the Capitol Hill establishment Hawk ‘n’ Dove, just a stone’s throw from where the impeachment hearings were held this week.

About 15 staffers celebrated with Democrat counsel Daniel Goldman, with at least four rounds of cheers. There was a table topped with hamburger sliders and other snacks.

The crew seemed to be in good spirits — many laughing and smiling. It was not clear whether they thought the public hearings went well, or because they were relieved the marathon week of days-long hearings was over.

The staffers were in a cordoned-off section of the bar upstairs. Sean Misko, a House Intelligence Committee staffer and former National Security Council official, was there.

The party started approximately at 6:30 p.m. ET and wrapped up around 8:00 p.m. ET.

Goldman himself seemed to be in a good mood, smiling and chatting with staffers, and staying until the end.

On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) portrayed the impeachment inquiry as a somber event:

This is a very sad time for our country. There is no joy in this. We must be somber, we must be prayerful, and we must pursue the facts further to make a decision as to ‘Did this violate the Constitution of the United States?’ Which I believe it did.

Despite Democrat staffers toasting the conclusion of the hearings, a House Republican source questioned whether the hearings were positive for the Democrats:

According to numerous polls, the longer impeachment drags on, the more support Trump gains, especially in battleground states. I don’t think that’s the effect Schiff was aiming for. It’s amazing that the Democrats are following him off a cliff for the second time. After Schiff lied to them about having evidence of Trump colluding with Russia, you’d think these people would know better.

A patron outside of the bar noted how packed it was inside, considering the busy week of impeachment hearings. He noted that he thought he saw a “dead ringer” for Goldman enter the bar.

 

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