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GOP Rep. Ben Cline Seemingly Compares Trump to Luke Skywalker on Fox News

Ahead of a House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing this week and the White House declining to participate, a Republican member of the committee used a Star Wars analogy to roundly dismiss the impeachment inquiry while seemingly comparing President Trump to the space opera’s central hero.

Fox News anchor Sandra Smith asked Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) on Monday morning about the “big difference in the look and feel of the hearing happening on Wednesday compared to the 31 hours we saw before the Intel Committee. Chairman Jerry Nadler has a very different style than Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intel committee. What do you expect from him and how he will lead this hearing on Wednesday?”

Pointing to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference, Cline claimed we need to look at this the same way as the sci-fi franchise.

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