Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Two things that happened during Dr. Fiona Hill’s Thursday testimony absolutely enraged me as a woman who has watched Democrats for decades try and manipulate women voters. My reaction had nothing to do with anything Hill said, and everything to do with how Democrats amped up the theatrics in how they treated her while the cameras were rolling.
Let’s first read about and take a look at Rep. Jackie Speier’s (D-CA) questioning of Hill. Specifically, how she brought up a story about Hill as a child that had absolutely nothing to do with getting to the bottom of the allegations against President Trump but which nevertheless went viral on social media and in newsrooms after it was first reported by the New York Times because Girl Power and stuff:
The story being shared by her supporters details an account from her childhood that her friends revealed to The New York Times in an article published on Thursday about her upbringing and the journey that led to her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
Her friends told the newspaper that a male classmate set her pigtail on fire when she was 11 years old and taking a test. Her friends said that Hill, now 51, extinguished the flame using just her hands before continuing her exam.