In a Congressional hearing, Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, disputed the idea that the Ukrainian establishment was working against then-candidate Donald Trump.
In one particularly viral moment, she called out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for being in favor of the Trump whistleblower testifying - before he was against it.
Maloney also responded to an accusation that Hunter Biden benefited from the former vice president's role by bringing up Trump's own children.
"After Schiff asked the former ambassador what Pres. Trump's remarks might have on other witnesses being willing to come forward and expose wrongdoing".
"I disagree with you George", Stewart replied.
"I don't think the evidence is building at all-and I'm being honest on this-I think the evidence is crumbling", he said.
Democrats said showcasing Stefanik was a strategic move by Republicans.
She's broken from Trump on challenges which includes his initiatives to unilaterally use dollars to build a border wall with Mexico and withdrawing the USA from the Paris arrangement on climate improve. The president has denied any wrongdoing.
"If, Sean, you will join with me in calling to hear from the whistleblower", he added, invoking the popular Republican argument that impeachment investigators ought to subpoena the whistleblower who flagged President Donald Trump's infamous call with the Ukrainian president. Immediately after the hearing she reported falsely to the media, that the chairman would not allow her to speak.
"Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all?" he asked her.
Stefanik has also solidified her maintain on a massive district that hugs the Canadian border and that Trump gained by 11 share factors in 2016. "Perhaps most extraordinary in the course of this hearing, even though the White House has said the president wouldn't be watching, the president by tweet attacked Ambassador Yovanovitch".
"In 30 seconds, @RepChrisStewart got the answers that House Democrats have spent 7 hours trying to avoid". I wonder if their constituents voted for them to deceive the American people. Democrats accused him of witness intimidation. "Great going @EliseStefanik!" Trump tweeted, retweeting a video clip of the 35-year-old congresswoman questioning Yovanovitch. I think the evidence is crumbling.
During Stewart's joint appearance with fellow House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) on ABC News' "This Week", Maloney asked Stewart if he would call on the State Department to hand over documents requested by the investigators.
On "This Week", Stewart doubted that Yovanovitch was intimidated by Trump's tweet and questioned including the president's tweet in the impeachment inquiry.