November 30, 2018 8:00 AM
Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was selected yesterday evening as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee replacing Rep. Jerry Nader (D-NY) who takes over the Chair of the committee. As reported by The Hill:
Despite having strong competition, Collins — who has developed a strong working relationship the president and top administration officials while working on issues like prison reform — sold members of the steering committee, a voting body largely controlled by Republican leadership, on his legislative and messaging abilities.
Collins is expected to play a major role in defending President Trump as the Democrats take over in January and are expected to launch numerous investigations of the President.
The 9th District Congressman prevailed over Rep. Steve Cabot of Ohio after Rep. Jim Jordan of Texas and a member of the House Freedom Caucus dropped out of the contest earlier in the day.