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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A Federal Criminal Investigation Into Rudy Giuliani Is Being Conducted: Report
The US Attorney’s Office Giuliani once headed is now investigating him.
Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the relationship between Rudy Giuliani and his two Ukrainian-born henchmen arrested Wednesday night fleeing the country with one-way tickets to Vienna. Giuliani was scheduled to travel to Vienna also hours later, until the arrests.
ABC News reports the “business relationship between President Donald Trump’s private lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the men charged Thursday in a campaign finance scheme is a subject of the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in New York.”
The federal law enforcement agencies involved include the FBI’s New York field office and prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). Giuliani, before serving as New York City Mayor had been the U.S. Attorney in that same office from 1983 to 1989.
Giuliani Had Lunch With His Ukraine Henchmen at Trump Hotel Yesterday — Just Hours Before Their Arrest: Report
A new report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had lunch with his two now-indicted henchmen at President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. just hours before they were arrested trying to flee the country.
A source who was staying at the Trump International Hotel in Washington tells the Journal that he saw Giuliani having lunch with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman on Wednesday afternoon.
Hours later, Parnas and Fruman traveled to Dulles International Airport, where they were arrested after buying one-way tickets on an international flight and were subsequently charged with campaign-finance violations.
Prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on Thursday revealed that Parnas and Fruman allegedly funneled foreign cash into American political campaigns, both to assist in their own recreational marijuana business and to lobby for the dismissal of former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
Parnas and Fruman have emerged as key figures in the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to launch investigations against his political opponents. In addition to their alleged illegal campaign activities, the two foreign-born businessmen helped arrange meetings between Giuliani and Ukrainian prosecutor Yuri Lutsenko, who at one point claimed to have dirt on the Bidens.
Corey Lewandowski ‘Filibusters’ House Judiciary Committee as Republicans Stonewall – and Trump Tweets Praise
Former – and fired – Trump campaign director Corey Lewandowski is testifying before the Judiciary Committee in the House’s first official impeachment inquiry. Lewandowski played his part perfectly: a clown, an obfuscator, a disruptor, a disrespectful buffoon, and an instigator.
Just minutes into the hearing, Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler accused Lewandowski – who is still close to President Trump and considering a run for the U.S. Senate – of filibustering.
Happening now: Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee is a low budget way of cutting an ad for his upcoming New Hampshire Senate race.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 17, 2019
President Trump loved it. About a half hour into the proceedings, Trump tweeted out praise for his friend and former advisor.
Such a beautiful Opening Statement by Corey Lewandowski! Thank you Corey! @CLewandowski_
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2019
Lewandoweski refused to answer questions, standing by the White House counsel’s letter which claims that Lewandowski’s “conversations with the President and with senior advisers to the President are protected from disclosure by long-settled principles protecting Executive Branch confidentiality interest.”
Legal experts disagree, given that Lewandowski has never been a White House or even a federal government employee.
This is exactly what it means to be prepared for obstructing Congress. https://t.co/5qgIPevAPl
— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) September 17, 2019
Indeed, Lewandowski refused to answer questions, saying, “I am respecting the White House’s decision” to invoke executive privilege.
Watch these clips:
This hearing is a complete farce. Trying to play nice with Trump and his GOP enablers will not work pic.twitter.com/DKpEcpz3Gq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2019
Corey Lewandowski almost explodes with glee as his shouts out Tom Brady and his favorite NFL team, the Patriots pic.twitter.com/pFyaGrpESO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2019
Some more responses:
Lewandowski is now sparring with Rep. Jackson Lee.
“I’d be happy to answer your question or you can just have a conversation by yourself,” he says.
She’s not impressed. “This is the House Judiciary, not a house party.”
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) September 17, 2019
Lewandowski now asking Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) to read the portion of the Mueller report she’s referring to, even though it’s projected on a screen for him to read.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 17, 2019
Trump just cheered Corey Lewandowski’s stonewalling on his behalf.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 17, 2019
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