**UPDATE** The reporter was identified as Reuters photographer Josh Roberts. Rep Matt Gaetz made the announcement that he was taking pics of Democratic Representatives’ notes, and had been removed from the hearing.
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Rep Gaetz stated, “Before I make my point, during the break, a Reuters photographer, Josh Roberts, approached the dais and took pictures of the notes [on] the desks of several of my Democratic colleagues. We noticed that, announced it to staff. That photographer has been removed. I would just say, no member, Republican or Democrat, should be subject to that.”
During the recess of today’s house judiciary hearing on impeachment, two members of the press decided to walk up to the desk of a Republican Representative and took at least one picture of the notes that they left on their desk. Rep. Devin Nunes retweeted the video with the caption “media spy games.”
It is unclear who the two members of the press are, but this merely feeds into the many reasons why conservatives and free-thinking individuals alike do not trust members of the media.
Media spy games! https://t.co/GXnv6dLfVq
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) December 12, 2019
This appears to be a desperate move to try to get information on an opponent. When these members of the press are identified, they should be called out by their peers for their extreme unprofessionalism and bias.