Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Blasts Dems Over More 'Baseless Accusations' Against Trump

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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 10:31 AM
Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Blasts Dems Over More 'Baseless Accusations' Against Trump

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, blasted Democrats Wednesday for jumping to conclusions about President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky before knowing the facts. 

“The transcript between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky reveals that Democrats have again leapt to conclusions before looking at the facts," he said in a statement. "There was no quid pro quo and nothing to justify the clamor House Democrats caused yesterday. The real danger here is that Democrats keep using baseless accusations in hopes of crippling a successful presidency.”

On Tuesday, he reminded the American public that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of an impeachment inquiry is essentially meaningless at this point. 

"Speaker Pelosi’s decree changes absolutely nothing," he tweeted. "As I have been telling Chairman Nadler for weeks, merely claiming the House is conducting an impeachment inquiry doesn’t make it so. Until the full House votes to authorize an inquiry, nobody is conducting a formal inquiry."

In a statement, he explained that Pelosi's move is not "what impeachment looks like."

“No matter how many Democrats subscribe to the fantasy that the House began an impeachment inquiry—whether in March, July, August or September—neither Chairman Nadler nor Speaker Pelosi have unilateral authority to launch one," he said in a statement Tuesday. “This is the first partisan ‘impeachment’ in the history of the republic, and the real victims are the American people. They elected Donald Trump to be our president and their representatives to solve the border crisis and support a growing economy. Instead of accepting those facts, Democrats are sowing chaos, not producing legislative solutions. The chaos began in the Judiciary Committee, and now it’s seeping into the rest of the House.”