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Georgia Rep Says Trump ‘had To Live Through The Political Trial, “the Others Can Deal With The Challenges Of Elections

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Georgia Republican Congressman Doug Collins said he and President Donald Trump had “had to live through” impeachment and “not my president” hashtags for four years— thus, Democrats can deal with a few months of election challenges.

Collins—who Trump on Saturday night suggested should run to replace current Georgia Governor Brian Kemp—said the president is not offering “conflicting messages” as he campaigns for Senate runoff candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Trump simultaneously blasted the U.S. election process as fraudulent and unfair over his failed re-election bid against President-elect Joe Biden.

Collins campaigned as a “Trusted Trump Defender” during his own unsuccessful Senate campaign against Loeffler earlier this year. However, on Sunday he told Fox News she and Perdue must defeat their Democratic opponents or the country will be hijacked by the “radical left.”

The Georgia congressman said Trump “brought the truth” to his first post-election rally in Valdosta, Georgia, and said Democrats should stop complaining about his unfounded claims of voter fraud.

“Remember, we’ve just deal with—I’ve just dealt with—four years of a Democratic Party that to this day never recognized Donald Trump as president. That hashtag, ‘not my president,’ all of the investigations that I had to live through, the impeachment, this president was never accepted and the election was never accepted a few years ago,” Collins said.

“Why don’t we allow a little bit of time for this president to have his legal challenges and to make sure our elections are safe, secure and every legal vote is counted, especially here in Georgia as we prepare for these two races coming up for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue,” he continued.

The president touted Collins, one of his most ardent defenders in Congress, at the rally.

“Doug, you want to run for governor in two years, buddy? Be a good-looking governor,” Trump said to uproarious applause.

The president has repeatedly claimed that Kemp, who is also an outspoken supporter of the president, did not do enough to help him overturn the state’s votes in favor of Biden.

Collins reiterated Sunday morning that Georgia Democratic senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock must be defeated in the upcoming January election.

“I don’t think there’s two messages here, I don’t think there’s two conflicting messages. It’s an anomaly to actually say that our elections need to have the integrity they need, that everyone show up, and everyone vote. And at the same time, make sure that everyone does show up and vote for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Those are not conflicting messages, those are honest messages,” Collins told Fox & Friends Sunday morning.

“This is not just two senate races in Georgia, this is actually about changing the direction of the United States Senate, putting it in the hands of Chuck Schumer and an agenda that is so radical left that we cannot allow this to happen,” Collins continued, noting he has no current interest in running for governor.

“We can do more than one thing at a time, we can make sure our elections are safe while also ensuring the Senate does not go to the radical left,” he added.

Newsweek reached out to Collins’ office as well as Kemp’s office for additional remarks Sunday morning.

Georgia Congressman Doug Collins said he and President Donald Trump had “had to live through” impeachment and “not my president” hashtags for four years, so Democrats can deal with a few months of election challenges.
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