Collins gives exasperated look during Nadler opening statement

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsWin by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP Andrew Clyde wins Georgia GOP runoff to replace Doug Collins New poll shows tight presidential race in Georgia MORE (Ga.), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, did not hide his lack of enthusiasm for panel Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTop Democrats call for DOJ watchdog to probe Barr over possible 2020 election influence House passes bill to protect pregnant workers House Democrats postpone vote on marijuana decriminalization bill MORE's (D-N.Y.) opening statement at the start of its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday.

While Nadler spoke, Collins put his head back and appeared to look exasperated. 

Nadler, during his statement, discussed accusations of obstruction against President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's Russia probe. 


"President Trump welcomed foreign interference in the 2016 election. He demanded it for the 2020 election. In both cases, he got caught. And in both cases, he did everything in his power to prevent the American people from learning the truth about his conduct,” Nadler said. 

The Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on Wednesday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into Trump. The proceeding, titled "The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," featured a panel of constitutional scholars. 

The White House has declined to participate in the hearing. 

The House launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump in September following revelations over his dealings with Ukraine. Trump has denied wrongdoing. 

Updated at 11:28 a.m.