Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., on Sunday derided Democratic threats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt if he doesn’t share more information on the Mueller report — and said Barr doesn’t fear the partisan pressure.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Collins said he was looking forward to hearing from Barr before the testimony was scuttled.
“Bill Barr is not afraid of testifying…. He just didn’t want to be part of a show in which the Democrats who have not brought up impeachment because they know they can’t,” Collins said.
According to Collins, House Judiciary Committee head Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is threatening contempt over “information he knows he can’t get.”
“My question to the chairman is why doesn’t he read what’s already available,” Collins said. “If he wants more, then work with the department of justice to figure this out instead of having the public show of contempt and trying to discredit bill Barr.
Collins pointed out Barr has already testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Why would you impeach a president after [special counsel Robert] Mueller said there was no collusion, there was no obstruction,” Collins said. “At this point we have the best economy we had in 50 years, 50 years of unemployment. What are you impeaching him for? They want to make it look like impeachment. “