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Rep. Collins: Schiff Needs To Be 'First' Witness In Judiciary Panel Impeach Hearing

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 01 December 2019 10:28 AM

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday GOP members will call witnesses in the hearing before the panel — and the first one will be Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said the Intelligence Committee chair wrote the impeachment hearing report from his panel, and compared him to special prosecutor Ken Starr who testified during the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton.

“We’re making sure were going to get our witnesses in," he vowed, adding: 'The first and foremost person who needs to testify is Adam Schiff.,” Collins said.

“It’s easy to hide behind a report… but it’s going to be another thing to actually get up and have to answer questions about what his staff knew how he knew, what he knew about the whistleblower report,” Collins said.

Also asked about what he would do if GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defies President Donald Trump’s preferred senate nomination choice of Collins to replace retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson and picks instead financial executive Kelly Loeffler, Collins hedged.

“We'll see where [Kemp] goes with that,” Collins said, adding: “First and foremost is [to deal with] this faux sham impeachment.”

“If he does, then we’ll have a decision to make at that time” about whether he’ll run for the spot.

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The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday GOP members will call witnesses in the hearing before the panel - and the first one will be Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said the Intelligence...
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