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Pelosi Accepts GOP Lawmaker’s Apology For “Ridiculous” Attack Calling Her A Terrorist Lover


Pelosi Accepts GOP Lawmaker’s Apology For “Ridiculous” Attack Calling Her A Terrorist Lover

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began her floor speech Wednesday by accepting House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins’s (R-Ga.) apology for his recent remark that Democrats are “in love with terrorists.”

“As I enter into the conversation, I want to thank the distinguished gentleman from Georgia for his apology for his ridiculous remarks about me and House Democrats,” Pelosi said as she took to the floor to discuss impeachment.

“Thank you, we accept your apology, Mr. Collins. Now I want to go the purpose of why we are on the floor today,” she said.

The Georgia Republican apologized Friday after he made the unfounded claim in response to a question about Democrats’ efforts to limit President Donald Trump’s war powers in the aftermath of a US airstrike that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

“Nancy Pelosi does it again and her Democrats fall right in line. One, they are in love with terrorists — we see that,” Collins told Lou Dobbs last week. “They mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our Gold Star families who are the ones who suffered under Soleimani. That’s a problem.”

One day after he made the comments, Collins took to social media to issue an apology and retracted his remarks.

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

Watch Pelosi’s full speech, below:


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