Preet Bharara on GOP lawmaker's claim: It borders on pathological CNN senior legal analyst Preet Bharara criticized Rep. Doug Collins' (R-GA) comments after the congressman claimed during a Fox Business interview that ...
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I saw you blithely assert on national television that Democrats "are in love with terrorists. We see that they mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our Gold Star families." I get that terrorism is a threat. I prosecuted terrorists as US attorney yards from Ground Zero. We prosecuted plots orchestrated by him, including the conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States in 2011.
You are a pastor, an attorney and a sitting member of Congress. To utter such garbage, which you know to be false and defamatory, goes against the raining and teaching you received.
I am not making some naive call for a return to "civility" in our politics. I don't have much hope for that in the immediate future. I just want people like you to knock off the worst scurrilous nonsense. I'd hope that would be possible for a member of the House who is ranking member on the Judiciary Committee.