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GOP lawmaker: 'Amazing' Democrats would ask if Founding Fathers would back Trump impeachment

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsLoeffler says she's 'not familiar' with Trump's comments from 'Access Hollywood' tape The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's big battleground | Trump and Harris hit the trail in Arizona | Turnout surges among new voters Biden takes 5-point lead over Trump in Georgia in new poll MORE (R-Ga.) ripped Democrats for asking a witness whether the nation's Founding Fathers would back President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE's impeachment, expressing his amazement they would ask such a question.

“This just keeps getting more amazing," said Collins, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

"I think we just put into the jury pool the Founding Fathers and said ‘What would they think.’ I don’t think we have any idea what they would think, in all due respect, with this,” Collins said.

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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court MORE (D-N.Y.) had questioned Harvard University law professor Noah Feldman on whether he believed the Founding Fathers would have viewed Trump’s actions as impeachable.

Feldman answered that he believed “the Framers would identify President Trump’s conduct as exactly the kind of abuse of office, high crime and misdemeanor, that they were worried about, and they would want the House of Representatives to take appropriate action and to impeach.”

Collins strongly objected to Feldman’s comments and Nadler's question. 

“To in some way insinuate on a live mic with a lot of people listening that the Founding Fathers would have found President Trump guilty is just simply malpractice with these facts before us, that is just simply pandering to a camera, that is simply just not right,” Collins said.

The House Judiciary Committee is hearing from four constitutional law experts on Trump's actions as it considers whether to impeach the president. 
 
Feldman and two other witnesses invited by Democrats said they believed Trump had committed impeachable offenses, while a fourth witness invited by Republicans said he had not.