The partisan divide in Congress has worsened during President Donald Trump's time in office.
But Republican Representative Doug Collins of Georgia took things a step further on Fox News while speaking with host Lou Dobbs.
Collins, an ardent supporter of the President, came on to Fox News to defend the President's escalation of conflict with Iran.
He told Dobbs he believes Democrats are "in love with terrorists, we see that they mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our gold star families."
Doug Collins: Democrats are "in love with terrorists, we see that they mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our gol… https://t.co/xyWxqx2OnR— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez) 1578530244.0
Critics all over Twitter spoke out against Collins' patently untrue claim.
I happen to be a Democrat and I prosecuted terrorists for living. Sent many to prison for life. I don’t know what D… https://t.co/9blfPOSXKl— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara) 1578545311.0
Trump repeatedly attacked a Gold Star Family during the 2016 election and is "in love" with murderous dictator, Kim… https://t.co/HbKLX57eqg— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh) 1578537684.0
Others felt now was a good time to remind Collins that the only person known well for attacking gold star families is the President he supports.
Trump viciously attacked multiple gold star families but keep spewing your bullshit @RepDougCollins https://t.co/UVm4aNMwMX— Tommy Vietor (@Tommy Vietor) 1578538734.0
Hey @RepDougCollins, you’re “in love” with a guy who —insulted Capt. Humayun Khan’s parents —lied about Sgt. LaDav… https://t.co/JzAQIFw6Je— Eric Columbus (@Eric Columbus) 1578537091.0
@HeathMayo The Khan family would like to have a word with Doug Collins. Throw in Vindman in there as well even thou… https://t.co/gEz1O8hhl4— Veronica (@Veronica) 1578535980.0
It's divisive rhetoric like this that is driving our country apart.
Doug Collins says Democrats are "in love with terrorists,” and that “we see that they mourn Soleimani more than the… https://t.co/CFUDjqNSJ5— Heath Mayo (@Heath Mayo) 1578532977.0
A dangerous lie told by a very stupid person to appease a highly stupid demographic. Doug Collins is just loud-mout… https://t.co/19pPXu6WKy— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1578544645.0
Many called on Collins' constituents to vote him out of office in 2020.
@NikkiMcR The only thing worse would be mocking and disrespecting a gold star family, right @RepDougCollins ?— Jane Preziosi (@Jane Preziosi) 1578532257.0
REGISTER TO VOTE DOUG COLLINS OUT https://t.co/JVjwNwRulD— Judd Apatow (@Judd Apatow) 1578545748.0
While we're talking about "loving" terrorists, it should be noted that President Trump once claimed to have "fallen in love" with brutal dictator Kim Jong Un.
Doug Collins: The Democrats are not "in love with terrorists." Perhaps you're thinking of Trump who claims to have… https://t.co/eAnLp4UwLm— Linda Childers (@Linda Childers) 1578544457.0
This is disgusting https://t.co/hHdEYQDBXc— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1578533950.0
The entire interview stunk of hypocrisy.
@PreetBharara Doug Collins didn’t mourn this gold star family. https://t.co/8fJ7PMcjy9— Angry Millennial (@Angry Millennial) 1578545510.0
Doug Collins and his fellow Republicans love gold star families so much they'll do all they can to make more of the… https://t.co/e2L4jKiugH— Zachary Pleat (@Zachary Pleat) 1578536164.0
Maybe the next time Representative Collins, who is a chaplain in the Air Force Reserve, appears on television, he'll find the strength to refrain from saying every Democrat is an unholy demon.
But don't count on it.