Rep. Doug Collins Launches Senate Campaign
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) announced Wednesday his bid for Senate during an interview with Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“We’re in for the Georgia Senate race down here. I’ve still got a lot of work left to do to help this president finish this impeachment out and we’re gonna make a bigger announcement down here in Georgia, but y’all have been so kind to ask about it I wanna continue to tell the people of Georgia we’re getting ready for a good time here to keep defending this president and keep it working for the people of Georgia,” Collins said.
For months, I have given serious deliberation to the role I should serve that would best benefit GA, the country and @realDonaldTrump. Today, I have officially launched my campaign for Senate to do just that. I invite you to join our campaign here:https://t.co/xubaYUr5RP
— Doug Collins (@CollinsforGA) January 29, 2020
At the end of 2019, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) retired due to health issues. The vacancy was quickly filled by Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and CEO of Bakkt, who was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp. Loeffler, however, wasn’t the President Donald Trump’s top choice at the time, it was Collins, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Collins has been a supporter of President’s agenda and currently serves on as his legal advisor as the Senate impeachment trial continues. On Monday episode of “The Sara Carter Show,” Collins discussed the “political impeachment” against the President and slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as ‘is the emperor with no clothes.’
“I think they’re gonna continually fight against the President,” said Collins, “But it’s really the House, especially right now under Nancy Pelosi, that is the emperor with no clothes. I mean, they don’t have any agenda – the reason they’re fighting against the President is because they can’t sell their agenda.”