Rep. Doug Collins Calls on Nadler to Hold Hearings on ‘Police Brutality and Violent Protests’

The ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee is calling on the panel to examine police brutality and the protests that have swept the nation over the past week. 

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) wrote in a letter to Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), obtained by Fox News, “These riots are —literally and figuratively—tearing our country apart.”

He continued, “I support every American’s right to exercise their constitutional right to protest.”

However, he noted, “Many peaceful protests were overtaken by rioters with the sole purpose of setting our cities on fire.”

“As a committee, we should come together to discuss these issues and to investigate how domestic terrorists, like Antifa, are exploiting times of crisis to sow discord among the American people,” Collins added.

Collins claimed that the House Judiciary Committee has been “on the sidelines” and holding hearings on mail-in voting rather than “appalling police brutality” and the violent demonstrations that have erupted throughout the country.

“Americans expect Congress to address the issues most critical to them, and if the last several days have shown us anything, folks across the nation are rightfully concerned about the issues of race, justice, and violence currently plaguing our country,” Collins said.

Finally, Collins urged Nadler to “immediately schedule hearings on the police brutality and violent protests plaguing our country, and to immediately begin an investigation into the role groups like Antifa play in sowing seeds of discord.”

“It’s incumbent upon the Chairman to ensure our Committee schedule reflects the seriousness of the issues our country is currently facing,” he added.

Collins’ letter comes after days of violent demonstrations that often involve looting, burning, and vandalizing property. There have also been peaceful protests across the U.S.

The protests erupted after George Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a police officer pinned him to ground for several minutes by placing his knee on Floyd’s neck.

The officer seen pinning Floyd to the ground was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. 

Across the U.S. thousands of peaceful protesters gathered to voice their anger and demand police reforms over the last week. But as night fell, many protests quickly turned violent as people began looting stores and setting fires.

In a speech in the Rose Garden on Monday, President Donald Trump addressed the violence, “We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob.”

He continued, “In recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa, and others.”

Trump vowed to “stop the violence and restore security and safety in America.”

He urged governors to deploy an “overwhelming” law enforcement presence. However, he said if states do not stop the violence, he will deploy the military to shut down the violence. 

Responses

  1. Nadler will never hold a hearing. It might get out the Demarcate party is behind it. But to be honest they need Batman in Washington. I saw Nadler walking down the hallway. He had his pants tucked under his armpits and he was walking like a penguin. So now I know the joker is hiding out in Washington.

  2. Right wing, Inferior To Everyone Caucasian trash militia groups have admitted that they were going to the protests to wreak havoc and cause rioting.

    I wonder how self righteous, sanctimonious, bullshit boy Collins feels about that.

    1. Do you have actual evidence of this or do you just like spouting propaganda?

      1. It is propaganda. They got prove in the secret service logs.The 2 are Demarcates and one owe 4 million in back taxes. And both a civil rights wannabes . Seems with King he did things for his people without vigilantes. King marched with his people but these 2 hid in the shadows. Why you think Whitey kicked Obama out of the White House. Seems Obama thought he was Nelson Mandela. But look whats happening in South Africa after the British left there people behind. Sorry you can’t see our news don’t cover it. It might look bad. They are attacking the white plantation owners and taking their property. But attacking is weak they are murdering . And the government looks the other way. So look what’s coming. But don’t worry China is coming they have bases close to us now. Well you can’t ask Obama he won’t tell you . Our Media won’t tell you. But Austria has 60 min. news they are telling.

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  4. Where are the liberal trolls on this one? Republican’s actually putting forward legislation to hold police officers accountable for injustices. But this doesn’t fit the narrative and Democrat’s don’t want a resolution to this. If they can’t convince people they are victims they wouldn’t hold any power.

    1. Because i had already read two days ago this was going to happen (exception on Antifa stuff). But sure, if it will make you feel better, Rep Doug Collins gets a gold participation star in my book for stating the obvious.

      Maybe later can walk outside the state capital and give interviews outlining his strong opinions on current weather.

    2. David is confused, as usual.

      Liberals / Democrats (not the same group) do NOT want to see this country degenerate into chaos through destruction and violence. That is just a trope used by people like you who want to keep us divided – us vs them.

      “to investigate how domestic terrorists, like Antifa” Collins

      THIS is why we will remain divided. ANTIFA are NOT terrorists (no matter how many say otherwise), but the assholes on the right want/need a villain so this one is as good as any other, right?

      1. Read the Manual for ANTIFA (Google it). It makes a point of failing to preclude violence as a tool.

    3. The Democratic Party is controlled by the unions, and the public sector unions are a major part of their base now. They dare not upset the apple cart by calling attention to the poor performance of their membershp, and the public suffers as a result.

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