Rep. Doug Collins Apologizes for Saying Democrats ‘Love Terrorists’

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) apologized on Twitter for saying that “Democrats are in love with terrorists” during a nationally televised interview earlier this week.

Collins made the comments Wednesday night during an interview on Fox Business. He was asked about the Democrats move to limit Trump’s War Powers in Iran after the president ordered a strike that killed Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

“I didn’t think she could become more hypocritical than she was during impeachment, but guess what, surprise surprise, Nancy Pelosi does it again, and her Democrats fall right in line,” he said. “One, they’re in love with terrorists, we see that, they mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our Gold Star families who are the ones who suffered under Soleimani. That’s a problem.”

Collins immediately came under fire for the comments. But perhaps the strongest rebuke came from Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, who lost both of her legs while serving in the war in Iraq.

“I’m not going to dignify that with a response,” Duckworth said during a CNN interview. “I left parts of my body in Iraq fighting terrorists. I don’t need to justify myself to anyone.”

Duckworth a similar comment on Twitter later in the day.

“Donald Trump spent months attacking an ACTUAL Gold Star Family,” Duckworth tweeted. “[Doug Collins] should be ashamed of himself for perpetuating this offensive lie.”

She followed that up with another tweet.

“In America, even people who disagree with the President vehemently can still love this country,” Duckworth added. “I love my country just as much as anyone on the other side of the aisle—it’s why I volunteered to serve in uniform, unlike Donald Trump.”

Collins apologized in a Twitter thread on Friday.

“Let me be clear, I do not believe Democrats are in love with terrorists, and I apologize for what I said earlier this week,” he tweeted.

“As someone who served in Iraq in 2008, I witnessed firsthand the brutal death of countless soldiers who were torn to shreds by this vicious terrorist. Soleimani was nothing less than an evil mastermind who viciously killed and wounded thousands of American.”

“I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress and with my fellow citizens to keep all Americans safe,” Collins said.

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why did you apologize to the shameless left they can say any vile comment they want i voted for tammy never again

Screwtape
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Phil,
One more thing your limited intellect and intelligence failed to account for. TDS is insidious and reveals severe coping issues. Do you wear a mouthpiece at night like Nancy?

In my world YOU are always wrong. For so many reasons. Not the least of which is worshipping (cult much?) a team which has not won the Superbowl since Obozo’s first term (2008) Coincidence? Maybe.

How’s that local economy doing since 2016? Any improvements since fracking made PA competitive again?

ron
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just listen to the way they talk about this general (terrorist) omar wants OUR president to say he’s sorry for what he did. why? this man has had thousands of people killed. even his own people. Duckworth enough with the president not being the service. most of our presidents haven’t served. even your beloved b.o.

William Conley
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He’s not entirely wrong didn’t some of them literally mourn the guy pretty sure Omar said fairly positive things about the guy. They just want both hands on the reigns of power and they’ll use whatever they have to to make it happen. Trump could cure all disease and then death itself and they would be like well now how do we solve the population crisis while they propose killing those who disagree with them.

Phyllis Softa
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LOL…In Screw’s world, everyone is wrong except Screw. He should be the R’s presidential nominee in 2024.

Screwtape
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Rep. Collins is wrong. The real message is not that they love terrorists, but that they hate free Americans and an America they cannot control in every way.

From love the female-penis (which is a war on REAL women), to we want your guns (thanks Beta and SwelledHead, you morons), to “your money and property are our’s” they cannot stand NOT having total control.

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