Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, used his closing statement to criticize the speed at which Democrats are moving forward with the impeachment inquiry.
“They’re so obsessed with the election next year, they just gloss over things," Collins said. This mirrors comments he made in his opening remarks, in which he said "the clock and the calendar" were driving the inquiry.
Collins praised the witnesses, but said it was "too early" to hold this kind of hearing, as the Judiciary Committee has not talked to parties with knowledge of the allegations.
"As much as I respect those who came before today, this is way too early. We have not, as a committee, done our job," he said. "We're taking the work of the Intel committee and the other committees, we're taking it seemingly at face value."