On Friday, impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump continued in the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified that she believe the president removed her from her position after a smear campaign against her, possibly to make way for the private financial ambitions of others. During the hearing, Trump continued to smear her in tweets, actions that U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., termed "witness intimidation."
In other news, Trump associate Roger Stone was convicted on seven federal charges.
Here is what Coloradans are saying today:
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette tweeted:
"The president intimidating a witness while they are testifying before Congress is highly concerning. We will not tolerate such behavior. Marie Yovanovitch is a patriot & she just made a powerful case explaining how Trump’s behavior is directly undermining our national security."
Former ambassador and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dan Baer tweeted:
"It is hard to overstate just how unlikely it is to find [Marie] Yovanovitch under spotlights. She is a private, understated person, never seeking the limelight.
"I think this is obvious today, even to those who don't know her. And it makes her even more compelling."
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn tweeted:
"This witness has absolutely no relevant information. She can't bring any first-hand knowledge of the events and was recalled from Ukraine before the call between @realDonaldTrump and Zelensky. Instead, she is complaining about how @POTUS lawfully removed her as ambassador."
Former Democratic state Rep. Joe Salazar tweeted:
"Another criminal in the Trump Orbit has been convicted of all 7 counts, including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Sums up Trump’s behavior, too. Off to prison, Roger Stone! #copolitics#LockedHimUp#ImpeachAndRemoveTrump"
Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff tweeted:
"Please just stop."
Romanoff was responding to a tweet from Trump labeling impeachment a "witch hunt" and calling San Francisco, home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a "dangerous & disgusting slum."