In an interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defended the hearing protection devices as “an important tool to protect the hearing.”
But in an interview on Thursday with Fox News, the Senate Republican Conference Chairman Mike Lee (R -UT) argued that the hearing devices have “absolutely nothing to do with the integrity of the hearings.”
“This is not an issue about the integrity or accuracy of the hearing,” Lee told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
“This is about protecting the integrity and the truth of the proceedings.
The American people are being subjected to the process, and they are being protected by the process.
They are being treated fairly.”
Senate Republicans, including McConnell, have defended the use of hearing protection in the past, including during the Watergate hearings.
The hearing protection device, which costs about $60, is designed to prevent the hearing from being “wasted” or “interrupted,” and it can be worn by those in the hearing room to block out unwanted noises.
The devices were invented by John D. Sutter in 1882, according to the Hearing Protection Association, and were popularized by the makers of hearing aids in the 1970s.
Lee’s claim that the devices “have absolutely nothing to with the fairness of the process” is also problematic.
The device, Lee noted, “was invented in 1883, not in 1972.”
This is an issue that has been raised since the beginning of the year.
And it’s one of those things that, we’re going to keep doing our due diligence, but we’re not going to get to the point where we’re asking people to be treated like criminals.
“The hearing device, in essence, is an earpiece that blocks out unwanted sounds that could interfere with the hearing process.
However, the device can also be used to shield the hearing of the participants in a proceeding, according the Hearing Protectors Association.”
A hearing protection earpiece, also known as a hearing mask, was designed in the 1950s to prevent hearing loss from exposure to sound-emitting materials, such as a speaker. “
It is designed so that the individual in the room can hear a sound in the middle of a debate without being interrupted.”
A hearing protection earpiece, also known as a hearing mask, was designed in the 1950s to prevent hearing loss from exposure to sound-emitting materials, such as a speaker.
The hearing mask has been worn in courtroom settings since the 1920s, when it was used to help prevent noise pollution during civil rights protests.
The Hearing Protector Association said that the device has been used successfully in the courtroom for more than 200 years.
“We believe that the purpose of the device is to ensure that the voices of the witnesses are heard,” the association stated.
“If it is not the intended purpose of these devices, then they should not be in use.
The public should not have to bear the costs of hearing their witnesses without the ability to hear their voice.”