It has been a "foregone conclusion" that House Democrats would push for President Donald Trump's impeachment, but the fact that only two articles of impeachment have been drafted shows they have no case, Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking GOP member on the House Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday.
"They tried everything they could, so they had to come up with the two things they could come up with," the Georgia Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against Trump.
Collins said it is "telling" to him that there were no other charges filed that have come under discussion, including bribery or a quid pro quo argument concerning Ukraine or anything from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
He said it was also telling to him that after the announcement, the Democratic leaders didn't answer any questions from the press.
"Why would the speaker of the House, you just filed articles of impeachment, you had all the chairs and they wouldn't take questions?" said Collins. "That tells me they really are not inherently comfortable with what they're doing. This is a problem we have."
Instead, Democrats want to get the impeachment through because they are "obsessed and fearful" that Trump will win reelection next November, said Collins, and he predicted the House vote to impeach the president will pass before Christmas.
Schiff, during the announcement, commented that part of the reason for the speed in the proceedings is because of the fear that Trump would "cheat" in another election, and Collins called that "complete malpractice."
"The White House was willing to participate," said Collins. "They will go down in history along with the Speaker of having the most partisan impeachment on the (fewer) facts of any we've seen simply because they have issues with the president."
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