Judd Apatow urges Georgia voters to get rid of Doug Collins after 'terrorists' comment
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Comedian Judd Apatow is urging his fans in Georgia to register to vote and support a challenger to Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsWNBA dedicating opening weekend to Black Lives Matter The Hill's Campaign Report: Is Georgia reaching a tipping point? Democrats hope for tidal moment in Georgia with two Senate seats in play MORE (R-Ga.).

In a tweet late Wednesday, Apatow slammed Collins for suggesting that Democrats in the House and Senate were "mourn[ing]" the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike.

"We see that they mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our Gold Star families," Collins said on Fox Business Network's "Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsWhat you need to know about FBI official Dana Boente's retirement Two additional Fox Media employees test positive for COVID-19 Second Fox Business employee tests positive for coronavirus MORE Tonight."

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Democrats are "in love with terrorists," Collins added.

Apatow responded with a short message, tweeting: "REGISTER TO VOTE DOUG COLLINS OUT."

Numerous Republicans have echoed Collins's attacks in recent days over Democratic lawmakers' opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff MORE's decision to carry out the strike against Soleimani, which many critics have argued went around Congress's power to declare war.

"You don't see anyone standing up for Iran. You're not hearing any of the Gulf members. You're not hearing China. You're not hearing Russia. The only ones that are mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and our Democrat presidential candidates," former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Chris Christie says Trump team wasn't aggressive enough early in COVID-19 crisis; Tensions between White House, Fauci boil over If the US wants a better WTO, it should lead the way Bolton book shows nastiness rules at Trump White House MORE told Fox News earlier this week.

"I'm a little tired of this hero worship of whoever the president has taken out," White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayDemocratic super PAC to launch 'Creepy Trump' TV ad Sources say DeSantis undercutting fundraising for Republican National Convention because of personal dispute: report Democrats see victory in Trump culture war MORE said in a separate interview this week.