Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, asserted on Sunday that the Democrats “know they can’t” impeach President Donald Trump.
During an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan asked Collins if he was disappointed that Attorney General William Barr had refused to come before the committee to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“I’m very disappointed that my chairman [Rep. Jerry Nadler] let that happen,” Collins complained. “I wanted to actually talk to Bill Barr. He had that opportunity. And the day before he was in the Senate and sat for over six hours and a double round of questions for Democrats.
The GOP congressman continued: “Bill Barr is not afraid of testifying. Bill Barr has said he will testify. He just didn’t want to be part of a show in which the Democrats who have not brought up impeachment because they know they can’t.”
“I have a question, Margaret,” Collins added. “Why would you impeach a president after Mueller said there was no collusion, there was no obstruction. At this point we have the best economy we had in 50 years, 50 years of unemployment. What are you impeaching him for?”
Brennan attempted to move on with the interview, but Collins interrupted.
“They want to make it look like impeachment,” he said.
Democrats, who hold a majority in the House of Representatives, do have the power to impeach Trump. Republicans in the Senate, however, would almost certainly decline to convict the president.
Watch the video below from CBS.
Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.
"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."
Bill Maher rips Trump and ‘the gang that couldn’t do treason straight’ on Real Time
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher ripped the incompetence of the Trump administration after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confessed that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine in Rudy Giuliani's search for foreign election assistance.
"It's not just that he's always breaking the law, it's that he obviously wants you to know about it," Maher said. "The Joker doesn't want to get caught this bad."
"This is Trump's definition of three-dimensional chess, 'I'm going to distract you from impeaching me by committing more crimes," he said.
"It's like he comes home and Melania says to him, 'you have lipstick on your color,' and he says, 'you should see my d*ck,'" Maher said.
‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts fill the stands at Nets game as NBA is protested for China subservience
The National Basketball Association was protested on Friday for bowing to pressure from China.
The NBA has been harshly criticized for standing by the oppressive regime instead of standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
"Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA," New York magazine correspondent Yashar Ali reported Friday. "They're all wearing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirts."
Photos from the protest:
1. Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA.