Rep. Doug Collins Eye-Rolls As Nadler Delivers Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (L) (D-NY) speaks while committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R) (R-GA) looks up during an impeachment hearing where constitutional scholars t... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (L) (D-NY) speaks while committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R) (R-GA) looks up during an impeachment hearing where constitutional scholars testified before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is the first hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. The Judiciary Committee will decide whether to draft official articles of impeachment against President Trump to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 4, 2019 12:27 p.m.
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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) couldn’t hide his ongoing displeasure with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s (D-NY) handling of the impeachment inquiry during the committee’s first impeachment hearing Wednesday morning.

During Nadler’s opening statement, the┬áHouse Judiciary Committee ranking member appeared to roll his eyes and threw his head back in response. The moment was first captured by ABC News senior social media editor Evan McMurry in a Wednesday morning tweet.

On Tuesday night, Politico reported that Nadler reassured his caucus that he is “not going to take any shit” during a closed-door meeting among House Judiciary Committee Democrats that was a private preparation session ahead of the panel’s official takeover of the impeachment inquiry.

In the days leading up to the House Judiciary’s first impeachment hearing, Collins went after Nadler by accusing him of pursuing “impeachment without any evidence” and requesting that the committee add more witnesses to the hearing to “give the American people a wider array of perspectives regarding impeachment.”

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