Collins Torches Nadler, Dems After McGahn Skips Hearing: ‘Tearing at the Fabric of Congressional Oversight’

While sitting next to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) went off in force on Nadler and his Democratic colleagues over their continued subpoenas.

Collins’ remarks come as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena and refused to testify before the House committee on Tuesday after orders from the White House.

This left the Republican congressman to lay into congressional Democrats’ continued push on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — even after he concluded no collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

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In his opening statement on Tuesday, Collins knocked his colleagues for “running over the norms of congressional oversight.”

The lawmaker pointed to the conclusions of Mueller’s 22-month investigation while noting that Democrats are “trying desperately to make something out of nothing” with it:

“This is becoming a pattern. The chairman knew this, I believe, when he sent the subpoena last month, but instead of inviting the witness to testify voluntarily and working with McGahn’s counsel to find a mutually agreeable time and scope for the testimony, the chairman rushed to maximize headlines by issuing a subpoena. That subpoena was the third in just four months — more subpoenas than the prior chairman issued in six years.”

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Collins blasted Nadler for allegedly being “more interested in the fight than fact-finding.”

“When we don’t get what we want, we subpoena,” Collins remarked. “[…] Then everything else has become a race to get a headline.”

The congressman slammed Nadler for “tearing at the fabric of congressional oversight.”

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However, Nadler didn’t back down.

“We will not allow the president to block congressional subpoenas, putting himself and his allies above the law,” Nadler said during Tuesday’s hearing. “[…] We will hold this president accountable, one way or the other.”

The House voted on May 8 to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt after he refused to provide Mueller’s full unredacted report — which, as IJR Red reported, witnesses said he would’ve broken the law if he did so.

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Donald Frick
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Donald Frick

We need term limits to drain the swamp of these incompetent people that have been in congress too long. The liberals lost the presidential election and will be crying about it forever. It is time to get over it and get to work protecting our southern border from the mass influx of illegals, write a health bill that will serve all of the people and other legislation.

steph
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steph

I just can’t believe that the american people are not sick and tired of watching their taxes dollars being used for an ongoing fight between two parties – instead of using our money for a million other urgent needs. Disgusting what we have working for us.

Paul
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Paul

How can the Russians of hacked the D<C server without FBI examine it ???

Bob morsink
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Bob morsink

These democrats do NOT care about the people!!!

Kenneth Field
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Kenneth Field

Desperate people do desperate things. After wasting $34,000,000 of tax payer money trying to prove something that was based on lies to begin with, they hope to continue to pull the wool over the eyes of the gullible. They have proven time and again that they have no ideas or ability to govern, so they slander, mock and do whatever they can to deceive anyone willing to listen. They are a joke and need to get a real job where they can actually do something that benefits society.

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