Politifact lies. They were not allowed access to the SCIF.
Some of the republicans were allowed into the room. They were not allowed to have their phones or recording equipment, and not allowed to say what they heard.
But unlike every other congressional hearing, NO other republicans were allowed, only the ones assigned to the committees.
Committees are formed to subdivide the work of the whole house, and then the house always hears everything and votes on it. And because they do the work of the house, every house member is allowed to attend meetings.
But the democrats locked the republicans out of the committee hearings, that were NOT part of the committees.
So yes, people have got this wrong, but there was a truth here, just one people haven’t had explained to them.