Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican member on the House Judiciary Committee, was brutally mocked on Tuesday after he unleashed a bizarre rant during the testimony of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Collins began his testimony by blasting Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) for hauling Lewandowski before the committee.
“Here we go again,” Collins complained in an animated opening statement. “We had Mr. Mueller here, and long day, and it did not go well for what you have proclaimed for over one year and nine months, and what you claim is impeachment criteria. And now, the members have said that the president should be impeached, and so why are we investigating?”
“So what we are going to do so drag this committee through the oversight hearings and talk about things that have been talked ad nauseam and ad nauseam and put up the filters and say what it is and is not, and then we will try to imply that this president shouldn’t be president,” the congressman ranted.
#DougCollins sounds like a southern revival preacher not a member of Congress. He should go back to GA and back to peddling religion.
— Cathy Mendola (@pinkbirdgirl) September 17, 2019
Did Rep Doug Collins have a stroke during the first sentence of his opening statement? “….akababoboo.”
— (((Sandra Barron))) (@curts1girl) September 17, 2019
Doug Collins. I reside in your district. You will never get my vote. You are trying to obstruct an investigation and you’re performance is so obviously insincere. You are a disgrace.
— Speediejohn (@Speediejohn) September 17, 2019
Rep. Doug Collins is a racing fecking lunatic!! The gallery are staring at him like he list his fecking mind. Ask a fucking question DOUG COLLINS
— Naughty Nana DUZ (@NanaDuz) September 17, 2019
Here we go again. The impeachment hearings have begun. Right now Doug Collins is talking nonsense, and on behalf of the logical citizens of Georgia, my apologies for Collins. He *does not* speak for all Georgians!
— J. Walker Sanderson (@JwSanderson2019) September 17, 2019
Doug Collins sure preaches a weak argument. He obviously does not understand that history is recording his stand for all time. He and the rest of his GOP comrades will be the cockroaches under Trump’s heel just like Hitler’s henchmen are remembered today. The GOP is dead.
— American Patriot #VetsResistSquadron (@MyDogNose) September 17, 2019
Doug Collins is like a worn out record. What a piece of crap. Remember when this is all over history will remember you for what you are.
— Rick Prewitt (@rick_prewitt) September 17, 2019
What language is Doug Collins speaking?
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) September 17, 2019
Doug Collins is drunk. #ImpeachmentHearings
— Power VO (@PowerVoiceOver) September 17, 2019
Rep. Doug Collins is a masterful bullshit artist.
— Ben (@Bensvoice) September 17, 2019
Fuck you Doug Collins and your fake outrage. Shut the fuck up already.
— Shannon (@Baconnaise13) September 17, 2019
Can I just say what an absolute idiot Doug Collins comes off as whenever he speaks? Seriously…people like him, Jordan, Gohmert, and so many others, have turned the House Republicans into a traveling sideshow. I’m embarrassed for them, and for anyone they represent. #Lewandowski
— Dawn (@Alba_Dawn) September 17, 2019
Rep doug Collins is shrieking bitch. What a whiny fuckface. SHUT THE FUCK UP.
The American people see a lot of shit and when the current administration is out and people are having to atone for their covering up trump crimes, you’ll be there babe. @RepDougCollins
— Ergo Sum (@Graveflower7) September 17, 2019
— Sarah Finley (@Myrkrida) September 17, 2019
I’d like to smack Doug Collins.
— Lucy 👛 and Roger🐾 (@Harmonytoo) September 17, 2019
seriously can someone tell Doug Collins its time to lay off the speed… this guy is seriously unhinged
— Brittany (@BrittanyEnd) September 17, 2019
Doug Collins voice could be used as an effective means of birth control.
— Lil Edie (@edie_lil) September 17, 2019
I need the brand of coffee Doug Collins has been drinking all morning.
— Nick Penzenstadler (@npenzenstadler) September 17, 2019
Whoa! Doug Collins (rank member of Judiciary Committee) sounds like an hysterical blowhard. Somebody’s off his meds.
— Cubbie50 🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@ebcola) September 17, 2019
OMG I’m embarrassed by the ranking member Doug Collins. He’s making a complete ASS out of himself. A complete and utter ass. Why is he acting like a shrill church woman. #ImpeachmentHearingsNOW
— Mata Hari (@Socratic1) September 17, 2019
Doug Collins is out of his mind. What an embarrassing waste of tax payer dollars
— Auti75 (@Auti1975) September 17, 2019
There is a toddler ranting on C-SPAN right now. #dougcollins
— cousin ernie (@hifivingMF) September 17, 2019
That Doug Collins mfer is a prick. Jesus Christ…
— appalledvoter (@appalledvoter) September 17, 2019
…Doug Collins is such a flaming asswipe! He’s spoken for less than 5 minutes and I’ve already thrown-sh*t at my flat screen…😠! These Republican criminals are bad for my BP!
Tell me, the 8-years of Clinton/email hearings that went on “ad nauseum.”
— KennZuke (@KennZuke137) September 17, 2019
Why isn’t Rep. Doug Collins using his inside voice? Someone tell him to use his inside voice.
— Farrah Rochon (@FarrahRochon) September 17, 2019
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Michigan Gov. Whitmer Repeatedly Threatened With Assassination for COVID-19 Policies as Protestors Plan Rally: Report
Members of several large, private Facebook groups are calling for the assassination of Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her policies to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Michigan ranks number four in total coronavirus deaths and number eight in total cases.
There is another armed anti-Whitmer protest slated forThursday, again at the State Capitol. One of last month’s protests drew hundreds of demonstrators, many of them armed.
“Assassinating Whitmer is a common theme among members of the groups. Dozens of people have called for her to be hanged,” reports the Detroit Metro Times. “Others suggested she be shot, beaten, or beheaded.”
“We need a good old fashioned lynch mob to storm the Capitol, drag her tyrannical ass out onto the street and string her up as our forefathers would have,” one post reads, according to the Metro Times. The post was made in a group with 9000 members, called “People of Michigan vs. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.”
“Drag that tyrant governor out to the front lawn. Fit her for a noose,” another post says.
“Either President Trump sends in the troops or there is going to be a midnight lynching in Lansing soon,” reads another.
“Plain and simple she needs to eat lead and send a statement to the rest of the democrats that they are next,” says yet another post.
“Wonder how long till she’s hit with a shotgun blast,” reads still another.
And then there’s this: “Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down,” In March President Donald Trump called Gov. Whitmer “that woman from Michigan.”
Another anti-Whitmer Facebook group has over 385,000 members. In it one person wrote: “Next comes watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants.”
“Voting is too late we need to act now,” another person wrote, saying demonstrators need to be “armed to the teeth.”
Read the full report here.
‘We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists’: Trump Destroyed for Calling Armed Michigan Protestors ‘Very Good People’
President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the armed protestors who took over Michigan’s statehouse are “very good people” and called on Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer to negotiate with them.
On Thursday for hours a reported 400-700 mostly white men, many heavily armed, appearing as militia members, endangered statehouse workers, including state police officers and Sergeants at Arms as they ignored social distancing guidelines, wore no masks, and jammed themselves shoulder-to-shoulder inside the capitol building to protest Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s policies designed to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Protestors shouted “Lock her up,” made Nazi salutes and chanted, “Heil Whitmer.”
Many Americans were appalled at the astroturf protest, and some called it terrorism.
Here’s how the Internet responded:
Trump’s “very good people” carried semi-automatic rifles into the Michigan state capitol yesterday and signs that called the Governor a “tyrant” and a “bitch.” pic.twitter.com/Ijq5jqB5ac
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) May 1, 2020
We get it. Some very fine people, on both sides. pic.twitter.com/tPXeYyVhnW
— Tom Shafer (@TomShafShafer) May 1, 2020
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) May 1, 2020
angry mob brandishing military-grade weapons because they’re mad at having to stay at home = “good people”
athlete taking a knee to protest centuries of systemic racism = “son of a b”
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 1, 2020
“very good people”
“very fine people” https://t.co/CWmaQHFWJB
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 1, 2020
Sorta like Charlottesville, amirite? https://t.co/9GawnEdSrx
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) May 1, 2020
The president calls for the governor of Michigan to negotiate with a bunch of heavily armed people who stormed the Capitol and screamed at officers yesterday https://t.co/wdoIKdrgjs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 1, 2020
We don’t negotiate with terrorists. pic.twitter.com/QLzxnN2Gqr
— Diogenes in Barrel Quarantine (@DiogenesLamp0) May 1, 2020
Good people don’t arm themselves with masks and guns demanding the government to bend to their will.
Only terrorists do that. https://t.co/J1dOyP8UXK
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) May 1, 2020
This is what you have done to our wonderful country. History will not be kind to you… pic.twitter.com/L76R3UiiBY
— Lula Rodriguez (@Lananalula) May 1, 2020
Group of armed, crazy people invading the statehouse to try & get to the Governor are NOT “good people”. They are TERRORISTS!
— Jodie Moss (@JodieMoss76) May 1, 2020
— BlessYourHeart (@LuckyGiGi5) May 1, 2020
— Susan J. Demas 🏔 (@sjdemas) May 1, 2020
Trump announced guidelines for states to reopen a couple of weeks ago. Either Michigan meets those guidelines, or they don’t. And if they don’t, he should be telling his people to stand down because the virus won’t “make a deal” https://t.co/g44ip6M5SZ
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) May 1, 2020
Yes. “Good” people bring assault rifles into a building and start screaming and threatening state police like lunatics 🙄
— Jack 🇺🇸 (@jackresists) May 1, 2020
A bunch of white people came to the capitol with carrying assault rifles and not wearing any protective gear. The GOP-controlled legislature took their side. You instigated them. The governor of Michigan is 100% doing the right thing — something you don’t know much about. https://t.co/51LogFscZG
— Fiddler (@cFidd) May 1, 2020
“These are very good people…”
— Kevin M. Levin (@KevinLevin) May 1, 2020
These heavily armed goons are good people but a football player kneeling during the anthem should find another country.
You sir, are a racist asshat. https://t.co/q2RtJVvGoy
— Jesse Wente (@jessewente) May 1, 2020
— Robyn Pennacchia (@RobynElyse) May 1, 2020
But….Colin Kirkpatrick was a Sonofabitch?
Sounds about white. 😱 https://t.co/CBu4EOhpOT
— 🖖 Christian Janeway 🖖 (@XianJaneway) May 1, 2020
maybe the president of the fucking united states should not be encouraging them in the first place, just a thought https://t.co/0K8XrKNXGC
— Extremely Socially Distant Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) May 1, 2020
Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus Returning to White House in New Roles
President Donald Trump is getting the old gang back together, and all is apparently forgiven. The “superstitious” president is apparently hoping his re-election chances will be stronger if he surrounds himself with those who helped him win in the first place, as The New York Times reports.
Sadly, his former attorney, Michael Cohen, and former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, are unavailable as they are serving time in prison, but Trump has unlocked the door for former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus to return to the White House, albeit in vastly different capacities.
Trump will appoint Spicer and Priebus “to be members on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships,” Axios and Salon report. The pair are expected to interview and recommend candidates for the program. It is unknown if they will have any other duties.
The program, which was started in 1964 under President Johnson, allows over a dozen individuals to work in the White House as paid fellows with the understanding they will continue their public policy work after their year of service.
Trump is also bringing back former communication director Hope Hicks as “counselor to the president,” but some are questioning the legality of that move as she will be working on his re-election campaign.
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