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Fox Cuts To Commercial When Schiff Starts Asking Questions At Open Hearing

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After Acting Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor finished his opening statement, Schiff began the first round of questioning.

“I thank you both for your testimony and I now recognize myself and the majority counsel—” he said before a Fox News announcer abruptly cut into the live stream to declare a “60-second break.”

Audio of the livestream briefly returned long enough for viewers to hear Schiff say, “Mr. Taylor, I’d like to begin—” before a health insurance commercial cut him off and played for a minute before returning back to his line of questioning.

A picture-in-picture video of the hearing room played while the commercial aired.

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Cristina Cabrera is a newswriter at TPM based in New York. She previously worked for Vocativ, USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. You can reach her at cristina@talkingpointsmemo.com