Pamela Karlan, a pro-impeachment law professor at Stanford Law School, was triggered by Rep. Doug Collins during Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry hearing. Collins blasted leftist law professors called to testify for “pandering” to cameras and even committing “malpractice.”
In his opening statements, Collins called out the bias of law professors being called to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
“America will see why most people don’t go to law school. No offense to our professors,” Collins said. “But please, really, we’re bringing you in here today to testify on stuff most of you have already written about, all four, for the opinions that we already know out of the classrooms that maybe you’re getting ready for finals in, to discuss things that you probably haven’t had a chance — unless you’re really good on TV of watching the hearings over the last couple of weeks, you couldn’t have possibly actually digested the Adam Schiff report from yesterday or the Republican response in any real way.”
Collins criticized the ongoing impeachment inquiry, saying the “facts have not changed” and the new hearings are “the same sad story.”
Check out Collins’ full opening testimony below. His “law school” comments begin at the 3:40 mark:
During her opening testimony, Karlan made it clear she was triggered by Collins questioning the credentials of folks like her being called to testify. She even took a moment to directly address Collins.
“Mr. Collins, I would like to say to you, sir, that I read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing, because I would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts, so I’m insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don’t care about those facts,” she said.
“But everything I read on those occasions tells me that when President Trump invited, indeed, demanded, foreign involvement in our upcoming election,” she added, “he struck at the very heart of what makes this a republic to which we pledge allegiance.”
Check out Karlan’s comments to Collins below:
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Collins later doubled down on his criticism of biased law professors presenting opinion rather than fact. After Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman was finished talking about how the Founding Fathers would have found President Trump guilty of bribery, Collins played right to the cameras and called out the ridiculousness of this impeachment inquiry and its lack of concrete facts.
“This just keeps getting more amazing,” the Georgia congressman said. “I think we just put in the jury pool the Founding Fathers and said, ‘what would they think?’”
“I don’t think we have any idea what they would think with all due respect,” he continued.
“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 just simply not right,” he added.
Check out Collins ripping apart “pandering” law professors below:
At least one law professor testifying on Wednesday disagreed with the “legal case” thus far presented against President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University Law School who also testified in the Bill Clinton impeachment case, stood alone on Wednesday against the case being built against Trump.
Turley said the case against Trump thus far — which is now supposedly for bribery — is not only “woefully inadequate,” but is also setting a “dangerous precedent” for future impeachment inquiries.
“President Trump will not be our last president and what we leave in the wake of this scandal will shape our democracy for generations to come,” Turley said during his opening testimony. “I’m concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence and an abundance of anger.”
Zachary Leeman is originally from Maine, he served in the United States Army Reserve for six years. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.