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Collins Statement on Democrat Plan to Weaponize Judiciary

Nov 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement regarding Rep. Jerrold Nadler's (D-N.Y.) plan to weaponize the Judiciary Committee against President Donald Trump and his administration.

“America is a nation of ideas, principles, and laws. Our counterparts across the aisle are giddy about running roughshod over process and weaponizing taxpayer resources against President Trump, the Commander in Chief Americans elected. We’re here to remind Mr. Nadler that a House majority doesn’t give liberals license to chase political vendettas at deep cost—and no benefit—to the hardworking Americans who trust us to honor the law first by following it ourselves. The baseless impeachment plans Mr. Nadler is lobbing about flow from Democrat frustration over the fact that they cannot prove collusion where there isn’t any, and these plans will not stand. Already, Mr. Nadler is targeting the Second Amendment, but real accountability means defending the Constitution, not eroding personal liberties. Already, Mr. Nadler has prioritized opening our borders. He would forfeit a cornerstone of America’s sovereignty for political expedience that de-sanctifies American citizenship. America has laws, and the accountability Mr. Nadler claims to prize starts with upholding those laws. His game plan is to disassemble and ignore them, but this is a promise he can’t keep.”