WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the House vote on H.Res. 660, authorizing the House to conduct a presidential impeachment inquiry.

“House Democrats just dove deeper into their partisan impeachment charade. They promised Americans they would only drag the country into an impeachment if it was bipartisan. They broke that promise, and their effort to feign fairness and transparency is anemic at best.

“This resolution isn’t about the Constitution — it’s about control. It’s not about fairness — it’s about winning. It’s not about finding the facts — it’s about Democrats’ shredding procedure in order to stack the deck against a president they hate.

“This vote magnifies Chairman Schiff’s ability to abuse his power at the expense of truth and justice. It guarantees the president no due process rights unless Democrats are inclined to grant them.

“Americans want Democrats to return to legislating, but Speaker Pelosi’s caucus turned a deaf ear to them. Instead, 231 Democrats voted to continue a covert process to undo a national election and nullify the will of the American people.”