Collins Clocks House Dems for ‘Harassment’ as They ‘Attempt to Smear’ Kavanaugh in Seeking Records

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) is letting loose on his Democratic colleagues, accusing them of “harassment” of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) teamed up with Intellectual Property and the Internet Chairman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) in requesting from National Archives and Records Administration the release of records regarding Kavanaugh to the committee, as IJR News reported.

The two Democrats are looking to get their hands on Kavanaugh’s records during his time during in the White House from 2001 to 2006 under then-President George W. Bush’s administration. The documents sought are ones that were unavailable during Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation hearings over decades-old sexual misconduct allegations.

“Now and as always, the Court’s fidelity to the principles of equal and impartial justice, as well as the public’s faith in the integrity of the judiciary, are foundational to maintaining the rule of law,” the two wrote in the letter on Tuesday. “[…] As a result of this process, the Senate Judiciary Committee received only a small fraction of Justice Kavanaugh’s White House record before voting on his nomination.”

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Collins, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, is decrying the request as means to “smear” Kavanaugh. He wrote in a statement:

“Chairman Nadler’s request is so far outside the scope of judicial ethics, it’s harassment. Senate Democrats spent months launching false accusations in an attempt to smear Justice Kavanaugh’s reputation and block his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now House Democrats want to follow suit with yet another fishing expedition to tarnish his good name.”

“When are we going to move on from the smear campaigns, and begin working on real, bipartisan solutions to improve the lives of the Americans we were elected to represent?” the Republican lawmaker asked.

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Patti Harrison
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Demoncrats don’t understand real work, real life, they are so far removed from reality, it’s not even funny 😆! If I were to see a democrat elected official, I would slap them!!!!

Carl Wisnesky Sr.
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Dems have been in control of the House for 7 months & so far not one Democrat in the House has done anything to improve the lives of US citizens. So far not one Democrat Representative has done anything for the betterment of the United States Of America. How about writing & passing some bills that will help out us citizens.

william jackson
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Good job Mr. Collins.

TomB2
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TomB2

Nadler needs to go!

Screwtape
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This is this the same Hank Johnson who thought Guam would tip over if too many troops were stationed there.

That this absolute MORON is on the committee for intellectual property is exactly why Congress is held in contempt by the public. (see my earlier remarks about a JD meaning nothing as far as thinking or intellectual ability)

Worse yet, he’s allowed to harass, purely for political purposes, someone far more accomplished and experienced in the law. AND in partnership with Jerry Nadless, a man of zero accomplishments beyond getting elected.

Yeah, no mass murders here. Just targeted eliminations.

Willie Horton
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DAMNIT Republicans, FIGHT BACK!!!!!! Stop letting the USA hating democrats run all over us.

Willie Horton
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Keep eating doughnuts nadler you fat scum.

Laura Sealey
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Man, Nadler looks like a petulant teenager who can’t have his dads car to hang with his buddies after the game.

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