GOP rep: Bill Clinton ‘doesn’t want to let go’

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) defended President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE's tweets criticizing Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonConservatives bankrolled and dominated Kavanaugh confirmation media campaign Sen. Walter Huddleston was a reminder that immigration used to be a bipartisan issue No, civility isn't optional MORE Tuesday, saying that the former president refuses to come to grips with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE's election loss.

Collins' remarks come a day after Bill Clinton, acting as a New York state elector, cast a ballot for his wife and then went on to blame her loss on FBI Director James Comey's late-breaking letter about the investigation into her campaign. Clinton also touted Hillary Clinton's nearly 3 million popular vote lead over Trump.

“Bill Clinton continues to be one of those people who just doesn’t want to let go, wants to refers to Donald Trump as the Electoral College president,” Collins told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.”


“That was totally inappropriate by former President Clinton to make the comments he did," Collins added.

On Tuesday, Trump criticized Bill Clinton's handling of the 2016 campaign on Twitter. Collins defended Trump for his Twitter remarks.

“I don’t blame Donald Trump at all," Collins said. 

Bill Clinton cast doubt on Trump’s intelligence earlier this month, according to an editorial in the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review.

“He doesn’t know much,” he said. "One thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”