2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican - Ohio:
"We're, we wish he would have been able to testify too, but we fully understand why the administration made the decision they did. When you're going to have a chairman release certain parts of what was said in a closed door interview and not release the entire transcript and give a context you can see why they didn't want to subject Ambassador Sondland to the same kind of treatment.
(Reporter: If there is no wrong doing here, isn't that all the more reason why he should be allowed to come up and testify? To answer all of your questions?)
Yeah. There is no wrongdoing. Ambassador Volker was clear, remember Ambassador Volker is... Why not release the transcripts so you can all see what Ambassador Volker told us? There is no wrongdoing he was completely as clear as could be. No quid pro quo whatsoever. The two guys on the call no quid pro quo whatsoever. Democrat chairmen after they read the transcript said no quid pro quo whatsoever. But Adam Schiff doesn't want that information out there. So, he's holding up the transcript and he ends and he continues to continue to have this bias against the president the way he runs things."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican - Ohio:
"(Reporter: Also the president saying last week that China should investigate Joe Biden, do any of you have concerns about that?)
The president's doing his job. The president, when you're talking about the hard earned tax dollars of the American people, going to a foreign government. The president's going to make sure that there is no corruption there. He is doing his job, his duty as the commander in chief. His duty as the President of the United States. So I don't have a concern about that."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican - Ohio:
"And frankly, I think the American people have the right to know who this whistleblower is. If we are talking about the impeachment of the president of the United States, I think that is important."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican - Florida:
"We would sure like to see the Volker testimony released before we continue the depositions and transcribed interviews and what we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo. He lied about the Russia investigation, that he had more than circumstantial evidence. He lied about meeting with the whistleblower, prior to the whistleblower's ultimate testimony writing of their complaint, and we would like to unpack the last set of Schiff lies regarding the Volker testimony before we go to the next set of Schiff lies on Sondland or any further or any further witnesses."
House Republicans publicly slammed House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff's impeachment investigations as being biased.
Republicans spoke to reporters after Schiff made a statement about U.S. European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland not appearing for a deposition Tuesday morning.
"We wish he would have been able to testify too, but we fully understand why the administration made the decision they did," Republican Jim Jordan, Republican said.
Florida House Republican, Matt Gaetz insisted: "What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo."
Three Democratic House chairmen say they will now issue a subpoena to Sondland for his testimony and communications on his personal devices that have not been turned over.
Schiff, along with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said they consider Sondland's no-show "to be obstruction of the impeachment inquiry."
The Democrats are investigating President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Sondland was involved as Trump urged the country to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family and the 2016 election.