WATCH: Collins Pinpoints Precisely Why Americans Should Be Concerned About Dems' Impeachment Saga

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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 10:09 AM
WATCH: Collins Pinpoints Precisely Why Americans Should Be Concerned About Dems' Impeachment Saga

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) sat down with Fox News' Mark Levin to discuss the Democrats' push to impeach President Donald Trump, which is set to air Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST. 

In a preview of the interview, Collins explained how a comment Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) made is rather revealing.

"I'm going to go back to a statement by the Majority Leader, Mr. Hoyer from Maryland and he made a very revealing statement. For anyone who's concerned about [the] Constitution and rights, and especially me, and even those who, my Democratic counterparts who worry about their communities where they discuss police action and rights being violated. It's a matter of – it's amazing to me they're willing to set that aside to come up with this. Steny actually said, 'The president – we allowed him every opportunity to come prove his innocence,'" Collins recounted. 

The Ranking Member asked if the Bill of Rights and due process were suddenly suspended. 

"Did we suspend the Bill of Rights and any modicum of due process?" Collins asked. "I don't care if you think this president ought to be impeached or not. This is irrelevant. This should bother everybody with how it came to be..."

"When the Democratic left made a promise that, 'We're going to impeach him,' and it takes means, motives and opportunity. The means was how they can do it. The motive was that they didn't like him. They hated the way the economy was doing," Collins explained. "They looked at their 2020 field and said, 'This is a disaster' and said, 'You know, we got to do everything to investigate him, to harass him, do everything we can.'"

The Ranking Member brought up a very valid point: most of the freshman Democrats in the House ran on the fact that they wanted to impeach President Trump. Everything else was on the back burner. 

Regardless of how any American feels about the president, they should want him to be afforded the same opportunities and right to due process as every other American. We've now gone down this road of "guilty until proven innocent" – something that would cause the Founding Fathers to roll in their grave – and now it's likely to continue in the future. Is this something we're likely to see whenever we have a divided government?