Top Judiciary Republican Calls on Nadler to Postpone Monday's Impeachment Hearing. Here's Why.

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Posted: Dec 08, 2019 5:02 PM
Top Judiciary Republican Calls on Nadler to Postpone Monday's Impeachment Hearing. Here's Why.

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) on Sunday blasted Chairman Jerry Nadler, saying Monday's scheduled impeachment hearing needs to be postponed. According to Collins, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) handed over thousands of pages of documents less than 48 hours before Monday's scheduled impeachment hearing. 

"This is how desperate, how desperately focused they are on impeaching this president," Collins told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo. "Last week we had our first hearings with the law professors and Jonathan Turley put it to bed about how they're actually abusing power. The next morning Speaker Pelosi comes on and says basically 'I've had enough of this. Go ahead and write the articles of impeachment."

The document release came 25 days after every Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Nadler, requesting all documents relating to impeachment. 

"It is impossible for Judiciary members to sift through thousands and thousands of pages in any meaningful way in a matter of hours,” Collins said in a statement. “Moreover, Democrats still refuse to release all documentation in their possession, though Republicans have demanded this according to rules of the House — which Democrats themselves adopted in January. The information Democrats released today is partial, biased and curated to support accusations that have, to date, been thinner than cotton candy."

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Monday's hearing will include presentations from both the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees' counsel.