Collins: Democrats Have 'Lowered The Standard' For Impeachment | NBC News

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. criticized Democrats for using abuse of power in the articles of impeachment and claimed it "lowered the standards" to impeach a president. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a...



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When i heard this one come up and confirmed that abuse of power was one of their articles of impeachment, it was simply stunning, and my first reaction is been made in wrong. True completely here today by many of the members on the majority, including mister, the general from tennessee just recently, who just confirmed it, abuse of power for article of impeachment means anything they want it to me ...
n. It is the carte blanche coverage you're, saying we don't really have a case to our caucus but go out and make it up just go out and say what you don't like if he didn't say something nice to this. If he didn't do a policy, you don'tlike do this and that's gon na cover you you'll be okay, because remember this is always about an election. You know how we continue to know this. We keep misquoting the transcript, they don't have the facts, so we keep misquoting the transcript saying. Do me a favor again, it's simple, read it! It'S us our country. I mean if you've got a case, make it but don't make it up because you don't have it. What we have here also is this continual just repeated attacks on the ukrainian president szalinski the repeated attacks, because we're either claiming he is a liar or a puppet orders was just called he's a politician, an actor so disregard him. Wow that'sa lot of concern for the ukrainian people, taking on their very president, they've just elected when we understand - and we look at this - this is the this is how it gets to the problem. When you get to a certain point - and you can't make your case when you can't factually add it up when you have law school, professor tell you well, if you think this thing this, then the inference is okay. Then we've lowered the standard where anything can be brought in the factual case that has just been made over the past couple of three.

Almost three hours now by by the minority side, has laid bare the case on abuse of power. There isnone, you can make it up, you can call it whatever you want and you can go, try and sell that to the american people, but you know they're not buying it. They'Re not and it's gon na get harder and harder for members to actually go to that well next week or go to that ballot where they actually stick their card in and vote yes on abuse of power and then actually have to go. I can explain that it's easy in this room. You got help from your colleagues but when you're back home, trying to explain why you're going to take down a president duly-elected over abuse of power because of some of the arguments we've heardthis morning. That'S just amazing: hey nbc news viewers thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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