- Representative Doug Collins hopped on Fox News and told Trump’s fan base ‘Democrats are in love with terrorists’
- Later that day, hopped in his Twitter and walked back his statement.
- Thinks this is okay behavior and nothing should come of it.
Representative Doug Collins is in the hot seat after joining a Fox News program and proclaiming that Democrats are ‘in love with terrorists.’
The politician purportedly doubled down, telling Fox News viewers that Democrats mourn Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani more than they mourn for America’s Gold Star families.
After saying all these things, Collins jumped on his relatively unpopular Twitter account to walk back everything he said:
“Let me be clear: I do not believe Democrats are in love with terrorists, and I apologize for what I said earlier this week. The comment I made on Wednesday evening 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,” Collins explained. “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 Americans. These images will live with me for the rest of my life, but that does not excuse my response on Wednesday evening. I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress and with my fellow citizens to keep all Americans safe.”
If someone runs into a theater and yells “FIRE!” and causes pandemonium from the untrue statement, is it okay for them to later jump on Twitter and say, ‘Let me be clear: no one was ever in danger of being burned because there was not a fire’.