Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the top-ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, likened Democrats’ hasty rush to impeach President Donald J. Trump to impulsive “last-minute Christmas shopping.”

“At the last minute if you don’t have anything,” Collins said, “you just go out and you buy the first thing you get.”

“When you’re [under] the tyranny of a clock and that calendar, nothing else matter,” Collins added.

“It’s like what’s gonna happen here in the holidays is, you’re getting close to that day and you’re supposed to get that gift and nothing else matters, you just gotta go get it,” Collins continued as he was speaking to the House Rules Committee.

Collins was referring to the Wednesday Dec. 18 impeachment proceedings the House Democrats were rushing to get done with haste before the holiday seasons.

Last week the House Judiciary Committee voted to submit two articles of impeachment to the House floor.

The Democrats’ claim was that President Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress. The basis of their impeachment inquiry pertains to Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

“The clock was running out and they found a phone call they didn’t like, they didn’t like this administration, they didn’t like what the president did,” said Collins.

“They tried to make up claims that there was pressure in all these other things outlined in the report, but at the end of the day it’s simply last-minute Christmas shopping,” continued Collins.

The Hill tweeted his remarks:

“They ran and found something and said ‘We can do it,!’” said Collins concluded, as he referred the Democrats’ impulsive decisions, to highlight their imprudence.

Collins also likened the Democrats’ incessant pursuit of the impeachment process to the 19th century Lewis Carroll children’s novel, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

“What’s up is down and what’s down is up,” Collins said. “We’re more ‘Alice in Wonderland’ than we are House of Representatives.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, House Democrats assembled for six hours of impeachment debate, according to the Democrats’ rules. No amendments to the impeachment resolutions will be allowed.

Both Republicans and Democrats members were allowed to speak, but with some given only one minute to speak, before the final vote on Wednesday evening.

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