Republicans tried to make him impeachment’s ‘star witness.’ Bill Taylor became an Internet meme instead.

William Taylor Testifies at first day of Impeachment Hearings

The usually staid and serious Bill Taylor being questioned by GOP attorney Steve Castor and trying mightily not to laugh at the latest question.

William Brockenbrough Taylor Jr., West Point class of ’69, Vietnam War veteran, Bronze Star recipient, career public servant, possesses a basso profundo voice and a patrician bearing that lent gravitas to his star turn Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry into whether President Trump abused his office.

Taylor’s lawyerly and television-ready delivery as a leadoff witness in the public phase of the inquiry put a face to the alarm of top State Department officials over the apparent conditioning of U.S. military aid on investigations of Trump’s political rivals.

“I don’t consider myself a star witness for anything,” Taylor said under questioning by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that implied Taylor was doing Democrats’ bidding. See the rest of the story here in the Post:

The usually staid and serious Bill Taylor loses his battle to contain the laughter when Castor continues line of questioning about Trump withholding military aid to Ukraine– Castor says to Taylor, trying to get his stamp of approval, perhaps this approach was irregular but not outlandish?? Ok then “but it was not as outlandish as it could be, is that correct?”
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