Doug Collins

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee debate to subpoena Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

As I wrote earlier, the House Judiciary Committee began the Jerry Nadler version of the public impeachment inquiry hearings this morning as impeachment alternatives were reportedly being floated behind the scenes by nervous House Democrats who are concerned with how the hearings are playing out back home.

Predictably, there have already been a few dramatic and intriguing moments so far, as Stu Cvrk noted in his write-up of Republican witness and GWU law professor Jonathan Turley’s (D) opening remarks.

Another moment from the highlight reel that is getting a lot of attention today from the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) is how Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) reacted to Chairman Nadler’s opening statement before the committee.

Watch at the :58 mark, the priceless expression on ranking member Collins’ face as Nadler is talking:

Here it is in gif form:

Predictably, The Usual Suspects including so-called “journalists” are complaining on Twitter about how Collins is supposedly making a “mockery” of the hearings, but as Sarah at Twitchy astutely points out, “it’s hard to deny that it’s also extremely relatable.” Not only that, but the despicable shenanigans Democrats have engaged in since Trump’s inauguration pretty much mean that the “mockery” ship set sail long ago.

After three years of Trump Derangement Syndrome running wild on Capitol Hill, Democrats should be thankful that Collins didn’t unload on them anymore than he did in his opening statement.

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Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 16+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars.
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