House Republicans had the same reactions toward the public impeachment hearings of the first two star witnesses Chairman of House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff brought to testify Wednesday: They had no firsthand knowledge and relied on hearsay for their testimony.

William Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant of the secretary of state, were the first witnesses that Schiff, had selected for his hearing show.

After the hearing, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) quoted an answer from Taylor to mock the testimony.

“What I can do here for you today is tell you what I heard from people,” Taylor said in a footage that Scalise attached in his tweet.

“The Dems’ star witness just said he had no firsthand knowledge and is relying on hearsay for his testimony today,” Scalise concluded, questioning “So why are we still here? Time to end this pointless charade.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) shared the view, saying the best witnesses Schiff could find are “two men who heard rumors.”

“Imagine a real courtroom where the prosecutor brought two witnesses who had no knowledge of the crime but heard the accused was guilty. You’d think the prosecutor had no evidence …!” he tweet.

In an update of the hearings on Wednesday, Nov. 13, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said both Taylor and Kent were relying on other people’s information to draw their own conclusions, which makes them the equivalent of testifying gossips.

Responding to questions from Jim Jordan in the hearing, Taylor confirmed he did not listen in on President Trump and Zelenskiy’s call, he had never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney, and he never met the president.

Claiming the witnesses knew nothing and have never spoken to President Donald Trump, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) blamed the Democrats for wasting the taxpayers’ money for their hearings.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, shared his interview with PBS News in which he said the hearings provided nothing new, pointing out that “the facts remain the same.”

Some other Republican lawyers also called the hearing “a sham,” which is built on hearsay evidence and shows nothing impeachable.