Pelosi accepts Collins's apology for saying Democrats are 'in love with terrorists'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWomen suffering steeper job losses in COVID-19 economy The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Crowds return during Memorial Day weekend Democratic leaders say Trump testing strategy is 'to deny the truth' about lack of supplies MORE (D-Calif.) during her floor speech Wednesday accepted House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsLoeffler says she won't drop out of Georgia Senate race after stock trade controversy Kelly Loeffler's husband donates million to pro-Trump group Poll: Trump and Biden running neck and neck in Georgia MORE’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 to the purpose of why we are on the floor today.”

The Georgia Republican made the comment in response to Democratic leadership’s decision to bring up a resolution aimed at reining in President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump anti-reg push likely to end up in court Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE’s ability to take additional military action in Iran in the wake of a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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"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 DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsTwo additional Fox Media employees test positive for COVID-19 Second Fox Business employee tests positive for coronavirus Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in self-quarantine after staffer tests positive for coronavirus MORE 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."