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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Trump-Appointed State Dept. Aide With Top Secret Clearance Beat Officers With Riot Shield At Jan. 6 Insurrection: Report
A Trump-appointed State Dept. aide allegedly beat officers at the U.S. Capitol with a stolen riot shield, used it to force open a Capitol Hill door, verbally engaged with police, and led insurrection rioters into the building, shouting, “We need fresh people, need fresh people.”
These new details come from The Washington Post, after Politico Thursday night broke the news that the State Dept. aide, Federico Klein, appointed by Trump in 2017 after working on the Trump campaign, was arrested by the FBI in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection.
The New York Times adds Klein was arrested on charges “including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon.”
Klein was “seen in video footage and other images dressed in a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, slacks and a dress shirt as he tries to break past a line of Metropolitan Police officers in a tunnel near the west terrace, according to the [court] document.”
Klein, 42, previously worked as a researcher for the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, according to Politico. That group’s president, a close informal religious advisor to President Donald Trump, was appointed to the the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom by then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He served as chairman and later vice chair.
“Klein was still employed at the State Department as a staff assistant on Jan. 6 when he joined a mob in a tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said,” The Washington Post reports. “Then he allegedly ‘physically and verbally engaged with the officers holding the line’ at the building’s entrance, according to the complaint. After ignoring officers’ orders to move back, he assaulted officers with a riot shield that had been stolen from police, the complaint said, and then used the shield to wedge open a door into the Capitol.”
Klein resigned from the U.S. State Dept. on January 19.
‘I’m Not Racist’ Says Arkansas Sheriff Who Used N-Word 9 Times Because Girlfriend Spoke to a Black Guy
Arkansas County Sheriff Todd Wright has resigned after the circulation of a five-minute audio recording in which he called a Black employee at a local Piggly Wiggly grocery store a “f*cking Black-ass [n-word]” and accused a female friend of his of being an “[n-word] lover” just for talking to him.
Wright seemed to find it personally humiliating that his girlfriend would dare talk to a Black man in his presence and worried what others would think of him if they saw it occurring.
Despite using the n-word nine times in the recording, Wright has said that he’s not racist, much like Tom Eckerle, the former Michigan county road commissioner who repeatedly used the n-word to describe Black Lives Matter protesters.
Wright initially refused to resign, stating on Facebook, “To all I have offended or hurt, I send my sincere apologies and will pray for my enemies.” However, he agreed to resign after a unanimous vote by court leaders. Before offering his resignation, he cried, said that he’s not racist, and added that his words came out during a “heated moment.”
The court agreed to pay him a month more in salary so he could start looking for a new job. Another officer will take over Wright’s duties during his final month, overseeing a county which is 25 percent Black.
Kenosha ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Gunman Kyle Rittenhouse Arrested for Murder After Cops Let Him Flee Out of State
An Illinois teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a demonstrator in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, was charged Wednesday with first-degree intentional homicide in a shooting late Tuesday during a clash between protesters of police brutality and right-wing militia group members.
The militia members had gathered to protect a gas station from looters and vandals, and video shows police offer Rittenhouse water shortly before the shooting and thank him for being there.
Cell phone footage shows Kenosha police telling armed insurrectionists, “We appreciate you guys. We really do,” and giving them bottles of water. Shortly after this video was taken, one of these men shot and killed two protesters and wounded another.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 26, 2020
Another video shows Rittenhouse open fire with a rifle after he fell to the ground and then calmly walk toward police vehicles with his hands raised in surrender. Other people can be heard yelling that he had shot someone.
However, no officers are seen getting out of the vehicles, which continue advancing toward protesters, to apprehend Rittenhouse — who then fled the state and was considered a fugitive.
He was arrested later Wednesday back in his hometown. He is reportedly being held in the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center near Vernon Hills awaiting an extradition hearing.
According to The Daily Beast, Rittenhouse’s Facebook page “included numerous photos with Blue Lives Matter-style pro-police slogans and imagery, as well as of an Armalite rifle similar to the one he appears to have been photographed carrying in Kenosha.”
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