‘Never apologize to the mob’: Rep Collins’ apology for calling Dems terrorist lovers not well received

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Rep. Doug Collins tried to put out the fire he ignited on the left after accusing Democrats of being “in love with terrorists.”

The Georgia Republican apologized Friday for the remarks he had made in an interview with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in which he had slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party for their criticism of President Donald Trump following the airstrike he ordered which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

“Let me be clear: I do not believe Democrats are in love with terrorists, and I apologize for what I said earlier this week,” Collins wrote in a series of tweets he posted Friday.

The vocal Trump supporter clarified that the comment he made was “in response to a question about the War Powers Resolution being introduced in the House and House Democrats’ attempt to limit the president’s authority.”

Pelosi, who had announced that the House would vote Thursday on a war powers resolution, declared that the president lacks “a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe, achieve de-escalation with Iran and ensure stability in the region.”

The measure, which was strongly opposed by Collins but which passed on a mostly party-line vote of 224-194 on Thursday, followed days of escalating tension between Iran and the United States after Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in response to an “imminent attack” that was being planned against American personnel.

Iran retaliated by launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles on Iraqi airbases housing U.S. forces.

Collins’ comment about Democrats’ bashing Trump while defending terrorists came amid a discussion of Pelosi’s announcement and days of liberal pandering to Tehran.

“We see that. They mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our Gold Star families who are the ones who suffered under Soleimani,” he said, pointing out the double standard of Democrats who were silent in the face of decisions involving war powers when it came to former President Obama.

On Friday, Collins addressed his military record as he denounced Soleimani as “nothing less than an evil mastermind who viciously killed and wounded thousands of Americans.”

The GOP lawmaker noted that the images would stay forever in his mind but that his comments were inexcusable.

Naturally, his apology did not go well with its intended audience.

While Twitter users commended Collins for his apology, many reassured the congressman he had nothing to be sorry for.

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