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Top Republican says impeachment is about ‘tears in Brooklyn’

It's certainly a claim someone could make.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Dec 4, 2019   Updated May 19, 2021, 9:20 pm CDT

At today’s opening hearing by the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) pushed a new theory about why Democrats in the House were pursuing charges against President Donald Trump. It didn’t begin with the president’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, he said.

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No, impeachment began with “tears in Brooklyn.”

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Collins delivered his opening statement before the Committee, where impeachment and constitutional scholars are testifying, weighing whether to bring formal charges of impeachment against the president.

Since the House began an inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions in Ukraine, one of the main Republican talking points is that this was being undertaken to “overturn an election,” as opposed to investigating wrongdoing by the president.

Collins’ comments swiftly drew mockery on Twitter, because,  impeachment aside, everyone really believed it would make a great band name.

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*First Published: Dec 4, 2019, 10:55 am CST