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Rep. Doug Collins Sounds Off on Immigration, Bipartisanship, and Spending at The Gathering

Gabriella Hoffman
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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, sat down with Resurgent Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson to discuss what’s happening in the House of Representatives.

He focused the bulk of his talk on the curbing illegal immigration, Republicans getting serious about reducing spending, the impossibility of working across the aisle under the Democrat-run House of Representatives, and more.

On Democrats Not Being Serious about Immigration

Congressman Collins said his Democrat colleagues are demagoguing and displaying unserious attitudes about resolving the crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border.

“They [Congressional Democrats] know it’s a crisis at the border, ” he said. “This is dehumanizing to continue without talking about the problem.”

On child separation, Rep. Collins said the only time separation at the border occurs happens if guardians are believed to be incompetent, criminals, ill, or if person is not their legal guardian.

Rep. Collins added, “If you don’t want to fix this… then, undoubtedly, you’re using them [illegal immigrants] and that’s morally wrong.”

On Republicans Being Fiscally Responsible

He added, “We passed budgets and spending bills that were in line.”

Colins added that the 16-17% budget of the budget is discussed, with respect to cutting spending, but not the 83-84 percent relating to entitlement spending.

“Now, we got a problem with Democrats being in charge of the House,” said Rep. Collins. “We’ve got to be serious about it [discretionary spending.]

On Real Bipartisan Action in Congress

“When we were in the majority, the agenda is on you…Politics is simply math,” he added. “In the last Congress [when Republicans held the majority], I was able to work across the aisle…and pass bills [like the First Step Act].”

Collins has served in the House of Representatives since 2013. He has a Master’s Degree in divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and spent 11 years as a pastor.

He also boasts a 80% conservative lifetime score from Heritage Action.

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