An obviously triggered Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) stormed out of Thursday’s impeachment hearing following an angry rant.
The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee complained when Democrats argued that lives were lost in Ukraine when Trump stopped military aid to the country in the midst of their war with Russia.
An emotional Doug Collins abruptly walks out of the impeachment hearing pic.twitter.com/U28TcERAem
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Collins’ reason for storming out? He said that Democrats were “besmirching the dead.” As if he cares about these people who died as he sits here defending the man who played a role in killing them. That’s rich, isn’t it?
Collins was actually pissed (PISSED) about Dems wanting to enter articles into the record that are “biased against the president.”
“It is amazing to me that again, the things that will come out of this markup is not the simple fact that they are going to mark this up and send it to the floor, it is what they will perpetrate to try to hide the weakness of their argument,” Collins said.
He gets even louder as he continues.
“Let’s keep putting stuff in here that proves your pathetic argument! The article itself–which is biased against the president–actually said there’s no way to link it but yet we are doing that every time here. Keep giving them, I’ll keep accepting them!” he said.
“Wonderful article! Great job! Because you’re making my point,” Collins said. “I guess I withdraw my objection on this. It makes my point, you have anymore you want to put in, keep going. This is not going to get you anywhere. I yield back.”
He returned to the room a few minutes later.