Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) has issued a formal apology for his inflammatory statement earlier in the week that Democrats are "in love with terrorists" -- and Trump supporters are not happy about it.
In a tweet posted on Friday morning, Collins expressed regret for claiming Democrats only opposed the president's assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani because they support terrorism.
"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 said, before explaining his rationale for opposing Democrats' efforts to restrict Trump's ability to declare war against Iran. "I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress and with my fellow citizens to keep all Americans safe."
Let me be clear: I do not believe Democrats are in love with terrorists, and I apologize for what I said earlier this week. (1/5)— Doug Collins (@Doug Collins) 1578673828.0
Collins took a lot of flack for his statement, most notably from Iraq War veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who angrily shot back that she "left parts of my body in Iraq fighting terrorists."
Many Trump supporters, however, attacked Collins's apology as a sign of weakness and said it was something they can't ever imagine the president doing.
Check out reactions from angry Trump fans below.
@RepDougCollins The Dems are proving they are sympathetic to them out of hatred for POTUS.— kish (@kish) 1578673916.0
@RepDougCollins Never apologize to the mob. NEVER— Ludwig von Mises (@Ludwig von Mises) 1578673864.0
@RepDougCollins STOP APOLOGIZING!!! Republicans need a backbone!— DigitalKrakalakin⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@DigitalKrakalakin⭐️⭐️⭐️) 1578673946.0
@RepDougCollins Don't back off! It is clear the Democrats favor the terrorists over our own Country. This is not even debatable.— RhonnMarney (@RhonnMarney) 1578673954.0
@RepDougCollins #WTH apology! they dug the ditch not you— MurphyLaw Ph.D (@MurphyLaw Ph.D) 1578674060.0
@RepDougCollins Why apologize?????— Thenibbler🎄🎁🥂💘 (@Thenibbler🎄🎁🥂💘) 1578674075.0
@RepDougCollins Never apologize to the left. Never! Cause it looks like to common sense Americans that they most certainly do.— Dr. Pondo Kraken Elect CQE🇺🇸☝️ (@Dr. Pondo Kraken Elect CQE🇺🇸☝️) 1578674050.0
@RepDougCollins @Paulhardingjr Never apologize to the corrupt lib mob! They gave Iran access to billions of dollars… https://t.co/fmramhGmLl— Dr. Stop The Steal (@Dr. Stop The Steal) 1578674684.0
@RepDougCollins Let me be clear: Demoncraps are in love with terrorists.— 🦅 President-Elect E Deploribus Awesome 🦅 (@🦅 President-Elect E Deploribus Awesome 🦅) 1578673937.0