Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff would be his "first and foremost witness," if his committee is asked to oversee any official impeachment action against President Trump.
Collins told "FOX News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that Schiff has been inappropriately running the impeachment inquiry process as if he were a special counsel. Schiff is expected to release a report recommending impeachment on Monday.
"[Schiff] has put himself into that position," Collins added. "If he chooses not to [testify], then I really have to question his veracity in what he’s putting in his report."
"It’s easy to hide behind a report," Collins said. "But it’s going to be another thing to actually get up and have to answer questions."
"Why are they hiding the stuff from us?" Collins asked. "If they think they have such a case, give us all the materials and don't let Jerry Nadler write a crazy letter that says on the sixth, let us know who your witnesses are. We don't even have the information from the Intel committee yet. This is why this is a problematic exercise and simply a made-for-TV event coming on Wednesday."
"This is a complete American waste of time right here," Collins said. "Chris, he did nothing improper."