Rep. Doug Collins apparently hit a nerve with liberals who have hurled verbal attacks at him after he accused Democrats of being “in love with terrorists.”
The Georgia Republican has come under heavy fire from the left following an interview with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in which he slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party for the criticism of President Trump and the airstrike he ordered which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
(Video: Fox Business)
Dobbs slammed Democrats for their “ongoing effort” over the course of President Donald Trump’s time in office to “subvert” him and remove him from office.
“The Democrats are, tomorrow, talking about constraining his authorities as the commander-in-chief, vis-a-vis Iraq,” Dobbs said on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Wednesday, referring to efforts to limit the Trump administration’s military actions against Iran.
Pelosi announced that the House will vote Thursday on a war powers resolution, declaring that the president lacks “a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe, achieve de-escalation with Iran and ensure stability in the region.”
This after the president addressed the nation on Wednesday, announcing sanctions against Iran after the regime launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi airbases housing U.S. forces as an act of retaliation for the U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani last week.
‘US is ready to embrace peace’: Flanked by power players, Trump declares Iran ‘seems to be standing down’ https://t.co/Up1eGQsz3V
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 8, 2020
The president did not order retaliatory attacks but warned Iran to “abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism.”
Members of Congress “have serious, urgent concerns,” Pelosi said Wednesday, which were “not addressed by the president’s insufficient War Powers Act notification and by the administration’s briefing today.”
“How venal, how vapid can one party become?!” Dobbs asked Collins during his Fox Business show Wednesday.
“I did not think she could become more hypocritical than she was during impeachment,” Collins replied. “But guess what? Surprise, surprise. Nancy Pelosi does it again and her Democrats fall right in line.”
The Georgia congressman turned the focus to all the Democrats, saying “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,” he said, going on to point out the double standard of Democrats who were silent in the face of decisions involving war powers when it came to former President Obama.
“What does this say to the rest of the world? When you have a president who stands up and says we are going to be the voice of reason in the world. We’re going to take out a terrorist,” Collins continued. “Let’s remind everybody, Soleimani was a terrorist, someone who killed other people indiscriminately and we took him out, he’s no longer there. Iran is now reeling backwards … He should have been killed a long time ago. The president took him out in the proper way.”
The outrage was ignited on social media as liberals tore Collins apart for his comment.
Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who was fired by Trump in 2017, slammed the lawmaker as an “ignorant a**hole” on Twitter.
If you follow Preet and listen to his podcast, “Stay Tuned”, you know that he’s a pretty measured guy. I don’t think he’s even called Trump an asshole. (Publicly. There’s no way anyone in America hasn’t called him an asshole privately).
Doug Collins has got to go. https://t.co/qzroUCJZVX
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 9, 2020
Others also slammed Collins online.
Doug Collins should have no role in public life. He is a snake. https://t.co/ccnAUkyKF8
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) January 9, 2020
Doug Collins ~ “Democrats are mourning Soleimani’s death because they’re ‘in love with terrorists’.”
When is Doug Collins up for re-election & who is running against him?
— ?????_??????? (@Teesa_Michele) January 9, 2020
Liberals melting down over Collins’s remarks didn’t seem to be calling out a Democratic congressman who reportedly said that the U.S. has a “crazy” leader but Iran does not, according to The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel.
Quote of the day so far, from a Dem member of Congress reacting to Iran’s limited strikes: “You need two crazy leaders to start a war, and fortunately, Iran doesn’t have one.”
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 8, 2020
And the left’s outrage over the “assassination” of the terrorist mastermind from Iran, complete with Hollywood celebrities offering condolences and apologies, extended even to 2020 presidential candidates with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren even reaching out to Iran.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are hosting a “strategy call” with a pro-Iran lobbying group https://t.co/FL6bxp2col
— Trump War Room — Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) January 8, 2020
The lawmakers are set to speak with members of the National Iranian American Council, which played an important part in the Iran nuclear deal “echo chamber” under Obama.
But Democrats continue their pearl-clutching when exposed by those like Rep. Doug Collins.
The enemy within.
— Bill Wilson (@OPM4everNot) January 8, 2020
Is that before or after all of us radical lefties are done mourning the Iranian guy who’s name I’m not going to attempt because I only heard of him like a week ago?
— Ben, Disappointed. (@BenDisappointed) January 8, 2020
Actually, Democrats are enamored with anyone who hates Trump, be it terrorists, dictators, or murderers. If Hitler came back and railed against the President, Democrats would line up to defend the former dictator.
— David Lee (@dluongTech) January 9, 2020
It is the truth. Go read thousands of Dem tweets sent today. It was disgraceful.
— JonesHeart ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@JonesysHeart) January 9, 2020
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