House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to refuse debates with President Donald Trump shows that it's time for her to "move on," Rep. Doug Collins said Friday.
"Her advice is for Joe Biden to stay in the basement," the Georgia Republican said on Fox Business' "Mornings With Maria." "That's not the way we do it in America. The translation of Nancy Pelosi, she's saying Joe Biden doesn't have a vision for America and we are ashamed of it, don't get on stage with somebody who does."
Pelosi on Thursday said Biden should not participate in presidential debates with Trump because it would "legitimize" they way he has acted as president.
Collins said Pelosi is showing how little she cares for Americans by stalling the latest coronavirus relief legislation.
"(She) enjoys the power that she has right now by keeping Congress out of Washington, D.C., making all of the decisions in her office and then also setting it up to where she can blame President Trump," said Collins. "We talked about this over and over again. She does not want Donald Trump to be reelected because she wants to have the power and FBI to back it. This is all about control. That's why she's not seriously negotiating and that's why she doesn't have the people's best interest at heart."
Meanwhile, in Georgia, a bill has been signed that will provide more protection for police officers and first responders, but Collins said Democrats in Washington are not talking about what's going on in the streets right now, and he finds that "disgusting."
"We actually need to make sure that our police have everything else or get the bad officers out, but the blind eye to lawlessness, looting, the burning of stuff, that's not peaceful protests, that's simply anarchists taking control," said Collins. "I want the Republican vision that the president has of law and order where you're safe in the streets and safe in the community and that's the message that will resonate with voters come November."
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