Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) spoke with Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Thursday pertaining to Democrats’ “un-American” impeachment effort.
Pat. A Cipollone, counsel to the President, sent a scathing letter to House Democrats on Tuesday, in response to what he called Democrats’ “numerous, legally unsupported demands” for a “partisan and unconstitutional impeachment inquiry.”
“What we’re seeing from [Democrats], …. what they’ve decided, ‘We can’t find anything to get this President on’, the economy is great, everything is doing well, so ‘let’s go to something that we can now take to the intelligence committee. … We are going to do this behind closed doors, away from the view of the American people’, which is un-American. It’s not what we are about. It’s not due process,” Rep. Collins explained.
“In the end, as a result, it’s going to backfire on them because the American people are not going to stand [for] a partisan witch-hunt,” he continued.
Collins said that if they are really going to have an “impeachment inquiry” that it should be conducted in the “light of day” and not behind the “doors of the basement” in the intelligence community, where Democrats can “hide and leak”, noting that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is a “prolific leaker and a prolific liar.”
“[Schiff] can leak out what he wants to have. Let’s have this in the light of day. Let’s put witnesses up there that not only have [Democrats’] point of view. Why not Hunter Biden?” Collins added. “Why not have the [Ukraine] ambassadors there? Why not have others from the administration … who would have input into the process.” (Continued Below)
Rep. Collins also called for the release of Ambassador Kurt Volker’s full closed-door testimony, to address the accusations of a quid pro quo arraignment between Trump and Ukraine.
“From every indication from those actually in the room, the reason the Democrats are not releasing that transcript is because it goes against the entire narrative that they want to paint — that there was this quid pro quo. That there was this pressure on the Ukrainian president. They don’t want to put it out because they’re ashamed … because of that drip, drip, drip. The American people are only hearing the one-sided partisan attack from Schiff and Pelosi. And that’s what they don’t want to have out there,” the Georgia Congressman said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said if Democrats don’t release the Volker transcript, that he will call on Volker to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Video Below)
Rep. Doug Collins’ full remarks: