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GOP lawmaker: 'Amazing' Democrats would ask if founding fathers would back Trump impeachment

Added 12-04-19 01:57:03pm EST - “Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) ripped Democrats for asking a witness whether the nation's founding fathers would back President Trump's impeachment, exclaiming his amazement that they would ask such a question.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “GOP lawmaker: 'Amazing' Democrats would ask if founding fathers would back Trump impeachment”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsHouse Republicans on Judiciary strategize ahead of Wednesday's impeachment hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Macron clash at NATO summit Gaetz: 'Governor Kemp announces the funeral time & location for his political career' MORE (R-Ga.) ripped Democrats for asking a witness whether the nation's founding fathers would back President TrumpDonald John TrumpTop Democrat: 'Obstruction of justice' is 'too clear not to include' in impeachment probe Former US intel official says Trump would often push back in briefings Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number MORE's impeachment, exclaiming his amazement that they would ask such a question.

“This just keeps getting more amazing," said Collins, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

"I think we just put into the jury pool the founding fathers and said ‘What would they think.’ I don’t think we have any idea what they would think, in all due respect, with this,” Collins said.

Feldman answered that he believed “the framers would identify President Trump’s conduct as exactly the kind of abuse of office, high crime and misdemeanor, that they were worried about, and they would want the House of Representatives to take appropriate action and to impeach.”

“To in some way insinuate on a live mic with a lot of people listening that the founding fathers would have found President Trump guilty is just simply malpractice with these facts before us, that is just simply pandering to a camera, that is simply just not right,” Collins said.

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