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Doug Collins: House Democratic leader's remark about letting Trump 'prove innocence' should alarm Americans

Doug Collins: House Democratic leader's remark about letting Trump 'prove innocence' should alarm Americans

Doug Collins: House Democratic leader's remark about letting Trump 'prove innocence' should alarm Americans

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Democrats are exposing their true contempt for the Constitution and the individual rights therein with how they are conducting the impeachment of President Trump.

In an interview airing Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on "Life, Liberty & Levin," Collins said Trump was overtly denied the same due process afforded to every other American under the Constitution, adding that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., made an alarming statement to that effect.

Hoyer, the number-two Democrat in the House, defended the House's impeachment inquiry last month by remarking that Trump was afforded "every opportunity to prove his innocence."

"Instead, he ignored Congressional subpoenas for documents and for testimony by White House officials and ordered his subordinates not to cooperate. This itself is unprecedented," Hoyer claimed.

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Collins told host Mark Levin that no American has to prove their innocence -- in fact, the burden of proof falls on the opposite party.

"Mr. Hoyer from Maryland ... made a very revealing statement for anybody who's concerned about Constitutional rights -- and especially for me -- even those of my Democratic counterparts who worry about their communities, where they discuss police action and rights being violated," he said.

"It's amazing to me how they're willingly setting that aside to come up to this -- Steny Hoyer actually said 'we allowed him every opportunity to come prove his innocence,'."

Collins said the comment was mindblowing in that it seemed that Congress must have "taken a vacation and le[ft] the United States."

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"Did we all of a sudden suspend the Bill of Rights?" Collins asked. "Did we suspend any modicum of due process?"

Collins said Democrats like Hoyer are creating a dangerous precedent in that people can effectively accuse other people of offenses and force them to "prove your innocence."

"I don't care if you think this president ought to be impeached or not. This is irrelevant. This should bother everybody," he said.

Collins added that in addition to apparently reversing the burden of proof standard, Democrats have denied Trump the ability to call witnesses or present evidence in his own defense. Instead, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. strictly controlled the two House hearings.

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However, Collins appeared hopeful that the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will uphold the rule of law and offer Trump the same rights as any defendant.

"I think the American people are going to go back and see that the senators are going to look at it and the Senate is going to say, 'Wait, this is what we're getting? ... This is what you have wasted so much time and now put us in a period of time in which we've got to do something?'" Collins said.

"I think the American people are going to see through this."

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14 hours ago, leftwinger said:

fukk doug collins

 

14 hours ago, leftwinger said:

 

Fukk you. That better?

 

14 hours ago, leftwinger said:

 

God told me your prayers are refused. Try another religion.

 

14 hours ago, leftwinger said:

 

You should shut the fukk up.

Oh man... Someone is seeing their impeachment dreams fade before their very eyes!!!!

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14 hours ago, king of the county said:

aren’t you innocent until proven guilty?

except trump is hiding eyewitnesses and evidence. how sad that poor dirtydon has no eyewitnesses that could clear him and all those who saw what he did are hostile witnesses.

funny stuff whe you have to make excuses for someone who is obviously dirty. what do we tell the children?

 

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Just now, harryramar said:

except trump is hiding eyewitnesses and evidence. how sad that poor dirtydon has no eyewitnesses that could clear him and all those who saw what he did are hostile witnesses.

funny stuff whe you have to make excuses for someone who is obviously dirty. what do we tell the children?

 

No he’s using executive privilege. You remember that don’t you? When Holder refused to hand over evidence to congress over fast and furious? 😂

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21 minutes ago, harryramar said:

except trump is hiding eyewitnesses and evidence. how sad that poor dirtydon has no eyewitnesses that could clear him and all those who saw what he did are hostile witnesses.

funny stuff whe you have to make excuses for someone who is obviously dirty. what do we tell the children?

 

Oh so now one must prove their innocence?   I don’t think so 

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