WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Subcommittee Chairman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration demanding records from Justice Kavanaugh’s time serving in the Bush White House.

“Chairman Nadler’s request is so far outside the scope of judicial ethics, it’s harassment. Senate Democrats spent months launching false accusations in an attempt to smear Justice Kavanaugh’s reputation and block his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now House Democrats want to follow suit with yet another fishing expedition to tarnish his good name. Judiciary Democrats failed in their attempt to relitigate the Mueller investigation, so now they’re pivoting to attack a sitting Supreme Court Justice by reinvestigating issues examined during his Senate confirmation. When are we going to move on from the smear campaigns, and begin working on real, bipartisan solutions to improve the lives of the Americans we were elected to represent?”