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Rep. Collins: 'I Ruffle Feathers,' Vows To Stay In Senate Race

Rep. Collins: 'I Ruffle Feathers,' Vows To Stay In Senate Race
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., speaks during a House Rules Committee meeting at the U.S. Capitol February 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 23 February 2020 01:29 PM

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., boasted Sunday he “ruffles feathers” and that he turned down President Donald Trump’s offer to be the director of national intelligence to stay in his race to oust Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.

In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Collins, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, suggested Republican Party honchos are against him.

“It was a conversation just confirming that I am grateful he included me,” Collins said of his decision to turn down Trump’s offer during a conversation with him over the weekend.

“The past few years, he's been on fire lately. … makes me grateful. I think we have a job to do, too,” he said, referring to his Senate bid.

“We are grateful for a campaign that’s actually winning, a lot of money against me already. Million dollars against me,” he said. “The numbers haven't moved, we are still up double digits. The people of Georgia understand the difference … [with a] candidate [who] has actually done something.”

"I ruffle feathers. That's why the establishment and committee… couldn't work for me,” he said, adding that “what people can look at, we need a strong voice in the Senate…  it's about taking the values and articulate those with passion.”

Asked if he thought people within the GOP were working against him, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Collins declared: “They are in full mode.”

“The new senator has only been in office for 40 to 50 days now, and that's normal. It's not about the voters, they will make a decision as we all know,” he said. “The [GOP] governor [Brian Kemp]…made that pick and I respect that. She will do her job this year but I think the Georgia voters … will get a decision to make as well. We look forward to [them making] that choice.”

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., boasted Sunday he "ruffles feathers" and that he turned down President Donald Trump's offer to be the director of national intelligence to stay in his race to oust Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga....
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