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Surrender: City of San Francisco Suddenly Figures Out They Can’t Win Their Latest War Against the NRA

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Last month, streiff wrote about a resolution passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that formally declared the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization.”

The resolution was inspired by the mass shooting in Gilroy, CA on July 28th that killed 3 and wounded 17. Though the NRA had nothing to do with the shooting, the Second Amendment-defending organization is a frequent whipping boy for Democrats when mass shootings happen.

They responded to the resolution by suing the city, county and the supervisors on First Amendment grounds:

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the city and county of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and claims the city is trying to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA from doing business there.

A few weeks later, we find out that the city has decided to back down in its war on the group:

Mayor London Breed issued the advisory on Sept. 23, a few weeks after the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution labeling the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization” and calling on the city to take steps to assess possible ties between its contractors and the organization.

In a memo co-written by the city attorney, Breed wrote that the board can only enact new contracting requirements by ordinance. Resolutions have no legal weight.

In a desperate bid to save face, city officials say the NRA misinterpreted what the resolution actually said:

John Cote, spokesman for the city attorney’s office, said the resolution was never intended to change any laws.

“If the NRA thinks this is a win, it’s only because their lawsuit completely distorts what the resolution actually does,” he said.
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[Supervisor Catherine Stefani] said Tuesday that the resolution did not direct the city to assess contracting practices.

Cote and Stefani are both being dishonest (surprise). The resolution clearly states what the objective was:

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should encourage all other jurisdictions, including other cities, states, and the federal government, to adopt similar positions.

Resolutions are indeed typically more symbolic than binding, but this one was not written like that.

It’s not clear the NRA knew the resolution by its nature was essentially toothless. But what is clear is that any attempt the city makes in the near future to pass an actual ordinance on this matter will likely be met with the same response.

Related –>> Great News for L.A.’s Homeless Population: ‘Second Phase’ of City’s Plastic Straw Ban Now Underway

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Warren Embraces AOC’s Radical ‘Just Society’ Plan: ‘Big Structural Change’ Including Welfare For Illegal Aliens

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Screenshot from this Fox video

Socialist hero Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) isn’t running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

But some of her ideas are.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is running, has endorsed Ocasio-Cortez’s new “Just Society” plan, calling it “just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we’ll need” to make “big, structural change.”

Sounds a bit like “fundamental transformation,” doesn’t it? “Big, structural change” seems to be Warren’s tag line. She says it about everything, while behind the scenes reportedly getting the aid of failed candidate, Hillary Clinton, the establishment candidate of 2016, perhaps the furthest thing from ‘big structural change” that one might find.

But let’s check out this plan that Warren is embracing. Because yes, it would be “big, structural change.”

Just not the kind Americans would want.

What are they calling for in this “Just Society” plan? A festival of socialism.

Here’s AOC introducing the plan, in her best imitation of FDR’s “Fireside Chat” pose to appear presidential, even with an old-fashioned mic.

The idea behind the bills is that they’re supposed to “eradicate poverty.” But have you ever noticed that, historically, the Democrats’ ideas for eradicating poverty tend to put as many people as possible on the government dole?

Plus, poverty is at historic lows, including in New York City, where Ocasio-Cortez’s home district is. In fact, poverty is so low under President Donald Trump, AOC has to actually jack the numbers by changing the poverty line, making the poverty line $38,000/year without even considering benefits. That’s the benefit of Trump’s supercharging the economy and letting capitalism operate more.

Among other things, the “Just Society” plan calls for nationwide rent control as well as making sure welfare is available for illegal aliens and ex-convicts.

As Brad Polumbo at the Washington Examiner explains:

Price controls just restrict the supply of housing, because they discourage developers from building more housing by lowering potential profits. This, in the long-run, will send rents soaring in non-rent-controlled areas. Meanwhile, property owners who do face rent restrictions may convert their apartments to condos or otherwise stop renting them, rather than rent out their property at artificially low prices.

And what does number six mean?

In classic Green New Deal style, though, the most radical part of the Just Society package is the resolution it includes. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan would have the United States sign on to an international accord that states all people “have the right to work, fair and just conditions of work, social security, an adequate standard of living, including adequate food, clothing, housing, and healthcare.”

While that might sound nice in the abstract, it’s a vision of positive rights — the right to something rather than freedom from — that inevitably involves massive amounts of socialism.

How are we going to pay for the festival of socialism? They don’t say. How are you doing to deal with the unintended consequences of this, such as the greater housing shortage that this would cause and the greater number of illegal aliens coming in to get welfare that you’re guaranteeing them? They don’t say but you know it means you’ll be paying for it.

It’s a recipe for government takeover, killing the economy and making more Americans poor and dependent.

Joe Biden has been suffering a lot of hits in media and justifiably so. But his difficulty has allowed Warren to slowly creep up in the polls.

Embracing this crazy idea may make Warren more palatable to the far left.

But it’s a killer come the general election, if she was to get the nomination.

Republicans need to keep talking and revealing how radical and destructive to Americans this and Warren are.

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Maxine Waters Hits Next-Level Lunacy With Unhinged Comment Against Trump

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, during a committee hearing, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a reputation for unhinged comments.

But she let loose with one today, that even for her, is next-level lunacy.

Waters attacked President Donald Trump’s comments about the Ukraine whistleblower. Trump had criticized the whistleblower and said that in the “old days” spies were treated “a little differently than we do now.”

That didn’t sit well with Waters.

Later in the day, Waters doubled down on the crazy talk.

Trump of course never said that the whistleblower should be killed.

But this tirade might backfire on her, as it’s clear that’s she’s prejudged any issue of impeachment, is unable to render a clear (and sane) decision if there actually was a vote and she would have to recuse herself.

So did Democrats say, “Maxine, be a little more controlled” or pull back so we don’t overplay our hand?

Nope. Have they ever?

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) defended her “passion” when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked if this was the attitude that a lawmaker should have.

As it turns out, Waters has had a past issue with the concept of solitary confinement for prisoners, as the Free Beacon notes. So she wouldn’t be in favor of it for criminals. But she’d make an exception because that’s just how much she hates Trump and wants to get back at him.

It’s also a 180 from her criticism of Trump supporters for calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up. Waters even claimed in a 2017 interview that the chant was somehow “developed” with the help of the Kremlin and Putin, according to the Free Beacon.

Waters doesn’t just want Trump impeached, she wants to impeach Attorney General William Barr and Vice President Mike Pence as well. It’s not clear what she thinks the justification would be, but who needs justification or facts if the Democrats get the control they want?

Waters infamously encouraged people to harass Trump officials, to get up in their faces wherever you found them and “push back on them.”

Speaking of mob boss language:

The only way that she keeps being returned to Congress is because she’s from California.

But even they have to realize what an embarrassment she is at this point.

Unfortunately, even with all the ethics question in her own past and knowing her issues, California voters are likely to return her to office in the future.

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GOP Congressional Leaders Demanding Answers on Hillary/Dems Soliciting Info From Ukraine During 2016 Election

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There has been some attention now paid to the Biden connections to Ukraine, and rightfully so.

But that’s not the only story out there involving the Democrats and Ukraine.

There’s the huge story hanging out there – what the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s team allegedly did in soliciting Ukraine to undermine Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Republican Congressional leaders are demanding answers as to the status of the investigation.

In a letter released on Monday morning, Republican senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin ask U.S. Attorney General William Barr if he’s trying to answer the lingering questions:

We write to follow up on Senator Grassley’s July 20, 2017 letter, which highlighted brazen efforts by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign to use the government of Ukraine for the express purpose of finding negative information on then candidate Trump in order to undermine his campaign. That letter also highlighted news reports that, during the 2016 presidential election, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump” and did so by “disseminat[ing] documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggest[ing] they were investigating the matter[.]” Ukrainian officials also reportedly “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.”

It’s the height of hypocrisy for the past few years that Democrats have pushed the Russia collusion hoax without evidence of any conspiracy with Russia while there was this huge question of them getting information from Ukraine hanging out there.

The senators referenced reporting from Politico (not exactly a bastion of conservative thought), detailing what the Democrats allegedly did. Here’s more from the article:

They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia. But they were far less concerted or centrally directed than Russia’s alleged hacking and dissemination of Democratic emails.

Now there have been reports that U.S. Attorney John Durham was looking into this matter.

Part of a DOJ statement released in the last couple of days also tries to answer that question.

From Wall Street Journal:

“A Department of Justice team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is separately exploring the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. While the Attorney General has yet to contact Ukraine in connection with this investigation, certain Ukrainians who are not members of the government have volunteered information to Mr. Durham, which he is evaluating.”

Michael Mukasey, himself a former U.S. Attorney General, who wrote that last WSJ piece, says he has confidence in Durham and he teases, “Stay tuned.”

Sounds like the show coming might be worth the wait…

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Liz Cheney to Pelosi: How Did You Get to See Full Ukraine Call Transcript Before White House Authorized Release?

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There are some pretty fishy things going on with respect to the Ukraine call transcript, the whistleblower complaint itself, and the how Democrats are conducting the impeachment process – and GOP leaders are demanding answers.

This morning, I wrote about how Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, was on Fox News Monday raising questions about what House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) knew about the whistleblower complaint and when he knew it. Here’s what he told Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade (bolded emphasis added):

Collins: “If you go back, actually the whistleblower complaint was on August 14th I believe. On August the 28th, go back and look at Adam Schiff who is now heading the ramrod investigation. He actually put a tweet out saying basically what the whistleblower complaint said. This is a month ahead of time. I’m beginning to wonder if there was not more communication here.

Collins also said there is a troubling reason why Pelosi has not called for a House vote on a formal impeachment inquiry:

And this is why I’ve said this week that the Speaker abused her power … she said we’re starting the impeachment inquiry and she gave it to her buddy Adam Schiff who has been dishonest with the American people from the get-go on Russia. And why that is important for everybody in this country to know is a [true] impeachment inquiry would actually afford due process, it would make sure both sides were heard. It would make sure the President and the minority have the rights that are not present in the hearings currently.

Kilmeade pointed out something else during the segment about how Pelosi made “a slip” in an interview she did with 60 Minutes on Sunday about when she read the Ukraine call transcript. Here’s what he said:

Kilmeade: “Nancy Pelosi on 60 Minutes last night was asked ‘Did the President call you?’ She said ‘yes, he called me.’ [This was] before she came out with the impeachment inquiry. [Trump said] ‘the letter was perfect. We’re gonna release the transcript, the call was perfect.’ And she said to him, ‘I knew what was in the letter.’ Then she paused and said ‘it was in the public domain.’ Number one, it was not in the public domain, and the transcript had not been released yet. How could she possibly know?”

Collins isn’t the only GOP leader in the House raising alarm bells about what Democrats knew and when they knew it.

Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), who is the GOP Conference Chair, tweeted out a clip of the Pelosi interview on Monday and stated “This is starting to seem like a political set up”:

Fred Fleitz, who has extensive experience working for various intelligence agencies including the CIA NSC, and DIA, speculated last week that the whistleblower might have had “outside help” writing the actual complaint itself – either from a member of Congress or staff:

I am very familiar with transcripts of presidential phone calls since I edited and processed dozens of them when I worked for the NSC. I also know a lot about intelligence whistleblowers from my time with the CIA.

My suspicions grew this morning when I saw the declassified whistleblowing complaint. It appears to be written by a law professor and includes legal references and detailed footnotes. It also has an unusual legalistic reference on how this complaint should be classified.

From my experience, such an extremely polished whistleblowing complaint is unheard of. This document looks as if this leaker had outside help, possibly from congressional members or staff.

He also wrote that it was “more than a coincidence” that a Schiff tweet from late August virtually mirrored the whistleblower complaint.

You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to see shades of the Russia collusion hoax playing out all over again. This whole thing stinks.

Related –>> Schiff’s Staffer Traveled To Ukraine, Trip Was Paid For By Group Funded By Hunter Biden’s Old Firm

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Great News for L.A.’s Homeless Population: ‘Second Phase’ of City’s Plastic Straw Ban Now Underway

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A homeless encampment in Los Angeles, CA. Screen grab via Fox News.

The long-running housing crisis and homeless problems in California’s big Democrat-run cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco have been well-documented. But the tens of thousands of those living on the streets in L.A. can rest a little easier this week as the ‘second phase’ of the city’s straw ban has gone into effect.

KABC reports:

The first phase of the “Straws on Request” initiative went into effect in April on Earth Day, and applied to restaurants with more than 26 employees. The second phase expands the ordinance to include restaurants of all sizes, including fast food and sit down businesses.

Under the city ordinance, restaurants can only provide plastic straws if a patron asks for one.

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the city’s Bureau of Sanitation held a press conference Monday morning in Echo Park to remind restaurants of the law.

O’Farrell said the law seeks to reduce “single-use plastic waste from littering our beaches and waterways.”

Per the L.A. County website, “non-compliance may result in notices of violation and $25 fines for each day the business is in violation, not to exceed $300 annually.”

CBS Los Angeles notes that the L.A. version of the straw ban goes even further than a similar law already in place at the state level:

The Los Angeles ordinance is more restrictive than a state law that bars full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws because it applies to fast food restaurants and is the latest in a series of moves to by several other cities and organizations to cut down the use of plastic straws.

City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell (D), who led the effort to get the straw ban in place, told a journalist during a news conference this week that in his opinion people didn’t really need straws to drink with anyway. He also provided smoothie drinkers with some helpful advice:

Twitter users had a some thoughts and questions after reading the news about Phase Two of the straw ban and O’Farrell’s suggestion:

Fox News took an in-depth look at the homeless crisis in Los Angeles back in August. Watch their report below to find out just how bad it is, and what L.A. is (not) doing about it:

Infuriating.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

Flashback –>> Disabled Woman Tweets Epic Thread Demonstrating the Absurdity of Plastic Straw Bans – and Her Rant Goes Viral

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Graham: NY Times Is ‘Trying to Stop Barr’ From Investigating Russia Probe

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Screengrab from this Fox video.

Why does there suddenly seem to be a full-court press by Democrats and the media to denigrate Attorney General William Barr? The latest example being the NY Times story suggesting there was something wrong with Barr talking with Australian officials about the origins of the Russian probe.

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) appeared on “Hannity” last night and called it out, plain and simple. Relevant part starts at 1:42.

Graham said the NY Times story was the beginning of the effort to try to shut down Barr’s investigation. “I want to say on national television. Barr should be talking to Australia. He should be talking to Italy. He should be talking to the U.K. to find out if their intelligence services worked with our intelligence services improperly to open up a counter-intelligence investigation of Trump’s campaign,” Graham declared. “If he’s not doing that, he’s not doing his job.”

Then Graham 2.0 dropped the Trump card on Democratic hypocrisy.

He pulled out a letter from Democrats written in May, 2018 to Ukraine, which said that if they didn’t comply in the Mueller investigation, Democrats would withhold their aid. Graham questioned why Democrats thought that was “okay” to do in the investigation of President Donald Trump, but think it was not okay simply to ask for their help in the investigation of how the Russia probe started under the Obama administration.

“This is an attempt to stop Barr from finding out what happened in the 2016 campaign,” Graham said. “What are they afraid of? This really bothers me a lot if the NY Times is going to say there’s something wrong with talking to Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.” Graham observed that if Democrats were truly concerned about foreign interference in the election they should be concerned about “Christopher Steele being hired by the Democratic party.” Steele, an anti-Trump British national, was the person who sought alleged Russian info to undermine Trump for the Democrats through Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie.

Earlier in the show, Sean Hannity observed how it was the Democrats who not only solicited Russian information through Christopher Steele, but they also solicited Ukraine to undermine the Trump campaign. They in fact succeeded in that, by tarring Paul Manafort and forcing his resignation, Hannity said.

Hannity pressed Graham as to when we’re going to get the results of the FISA investigation, noting Democrats didn’t care about interference through all their actions in 2016 between Russian and Ukraine info, even “screwing poor Bernie” in the primary.

Graham indicated during the interview that the FISA results were coming within two weeks.

The last nugget that Graham dropped was a great question. Who was the whistleblower, Graham asked, and would we find that he or she was somehow connected to this “old intelligence community” propagated by former CIA head John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper.

If that turns out to be the case, prepare for all kinds of explosion on the part of the GOP and Trump.

Good on Graham for blasting this for what it is. There is nothing wrong with what Barr is doing in investigating the origins of the Russia probe. Unless maybe you’re scared of being found out for doing illegal or improper things.

It’s shameful that the New York Times once again seems to be carrying water for the Democratic narrative.

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Collusion: Devastating Video Shows Just How Far Back Dems, Media Worked Together to Push for Impeachment

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It’s not breaking news that Democrats and the mainstream media have carelessly tossed the word “collusion” around like a rag doll over the last three years, and it’s no secret they’ve done so in an effort to “prove” Donald Trump was guilty of an impeachable offense.

But seeing it in living color is perhaps even more convincing and damning than merely talking about what they’ve done.

Newbusters has put together a devastating compilation video of just how often journalists, left wing commentators, and elected Democrats have worked together harmoniously to (erroneously) make a case for Trump’s impeachment well-before he was even inaugurated.

Bill D’Agostino sets the scene:

By November 10, 2016 — just two days after the election! — television talking heads were already conjuring up theoretical scenarios in which Donald Trump could be removed from office. Since then, TV journalists have amassed quite a repertoire of possible causes for a premature end to the Trump White House, including (but not limited to): his tax returns; his family’s business dealings, both home and abroad; his firing of various cabinet officials; and of course, his tweets.

Watch the video below:

And for the record, national digital and print media outlets have been just as guilty of feeding the impeachment frenzy early on as cable news outlets:

As it turns out, there has been collusion going on for the last three years done for purposes of interfering in an election – except it was between Democrats and the MSM, not Trump and Russia.

Flashback –>> Trump Impeachment Talk Started Before He Was Even Nominated

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Confirmed: Rashida Tlaib Facing Ethics Review by House Committee

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) became known shortly after she was sworn into office in January of last year for crudely shouting at a public event that “We should impeach the mother f***er” when referring to President Donald Trump.

Now she faces trouble of her own for possible improper action.

The House Ethics Committee is looking into payments that she made to herself after her win in November, 2018.

While you are allowed to pay yourself during your campaign, you are not supposed to pay yourself after your campaign is over. You are allowed to pay yourself after it’s over if it was for work done prior to the end of the campaign.

Her problem? She paid herself $17,500 after she won.

From Daily Wire:

“The Federal Election Commission states that salary payments may continue ‘until the date of the general election,’” Politico noted in a Monday report on the the probe.

According to reporting from the Washington Free Beacon in March, the elected Democrat made a $2,000 payment to herself on November 16 and shelled out another $15,500 to herself on December 1.

Tlaib spokesman Denzel McCampbell confirmed the review and told told The Hill:

“Representative Tlaib has cooperated completely with the Committee to resolve the referral, which involves the same claims over her publicly disclosed salary during the campaign that conservative groups pressed back in March. Representative Tlaib fully complied with the law and acted in good faith at all times.”

An election law and government ethics lawyer told the Washington Free Beacon in March that the first payment might involve activity that happened prior to the election, although the second week, after the Nov. 6 election, could potentially be an issue.

The second payment of $15,500 raised more of a question, the lawyer said, since it was completely after the date and was so much more than the prior payments to herself, which previously had totaled $4,000 per month.

From Daily Wire:

The ethics panel “recommended further scrutiny” into the possible misuse of funds, reported Politico, adding that the House Ethics Committee “now faces a 45-day deadline to announce whether to go ahead with a full investigation, or once again extend the review period and release the OCE report.”

Her two fellow “Squad” members, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have also faced their own campaign finance ethics questions. Omar was fined for campaign finance violations and ordered to reimburse her campaign account about $3,500 after an investigation found she illegally used campaign funds in 2016 and 2017 when she served as a state representative. Ocasio-Cortez has had multiple complaints filed against her for questionable actions she took during her congressional campaign.

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Video: Rep. Doug Collins Lays Out Pelosi’s and Schiff’s Impeachment Smokescreen

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

When it comes to the actions of the Democratic House leadership on the latest round of impeachment fever, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is not messing around.

Collins, who is the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning to talk about the impeachment process. Collins specifically raised questions about what House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) knew and when he knew it about the whistleblower complaint. He also pointed out how there was a very troubling reason why House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) declared an impeachment inquiry instead of having Congress formally vote on it.

Below is a partial transcript of the interview Collins did with host Brian Kilmeade:

Collins: “If you go back, actually the whistleblower complaint was on August 14th I believe. On August the 28th, go back and look at Adam Schiff who is now heading the ramrod investigation. He actually put a tweet out saying basicallywhat the whistleblower complaint said. This is a month ahead of time. I’m beginning to wonder if there was not more communication here.”

Kilmeade: “Nancy Pelosi on 60 Minutes last night was asked ‘Did the President call you?’ She said ‘yes, he called me.’ [This was] before she came out with the impeachment inquiry. [Trump said] ‘the letter was perfect. We’re gonna release the transcript, the call was perfect.’ And she said to him, ‘I knew what was in the letter.’ Then she paused and said ‘it was in the public domain.’ Number one, it was not in the public domain, and the transcript had not been released yet. How could she possibly know?”

Collins: (chuckles) “I don’t think she did. I think the problem here is when you keep telling another story, it’s hard to remember what you’ve told and not told, or what you’re trying to keep.

And this is why I’ve said this week that the Speaker abused her power … she said we’re starting the impeachment inquiry and she gave it to her buddy Adam Schiff who has been dishonest with the American people from the get-go on Russia. And why that is important for everybody in this country to know is a [true] impeachment inquiry would actually afford due process, it would make sure both sides were heard. It would make sure the President and the minority have the rights that are not present in the hearings currently.

This is not America when you can simply ramrod one side of a hearing in without allowing the person who’s being accused or even the minority to have more rights.

If it were a true inquiry, she’d put it on the floor, make her members vote for it so in the end we would actually have a process that happened under Clinton and happened under Nixon.”

When Kilmeade asked Collins about Pelosi’s remarks this week about Americans needing to be “prayerful” about the process, here’s how Collins responded:

“It doesn’t appear to be [sincere] when you see the actions,” Collins said. “Don’t follow the words. Follow the actions. If this was so somber, if this was so serious, then she would do [what] has been done in the past and have a very straightforward process in which every side is represented.”
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Collins said if Pelosi and congressional Democrats truly had the courage of their convictions, they would put the issue to a vote on the House floor and allow the republic to function as it was intended.

“If it was a true inquiry, she would put it on the floor — she’d make her members vote for it so, in the end, we would actually have a process that happened under [Bill] Clinton and happened under [Richard] Nixon, where both sides are represented,” he said. “This is just not fair. The American people will see through this.”

Watch Collins lay the smack down on this sham process below:

What Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler are trying to do should be very concerning to everybody. The House is on a two week break now but key committee members are still in DC issuing subpoenas and moving the impeachment process along without input from Republicans.

GOP House members should use the two weeks they have in their districts to amplify what Collins and other GOP leaders are saying about what’s happening. The American people deserve to know.

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