Judd Apatow, the Hollywood director behind such raunchy comedies as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, is demanding that Georgia residents vote Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of office, after the congressman accused Democrats of being “in love with terrorists” and mourning the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Apatow posted a Tweet Thursday telling Georgia residents to register to vote in order to remove Rep. Collins from the House of Representatives.
REGISTER TO VOTE DOUG COLLINS OUT https://t.co/JVjwNwRulD
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 9, 2020
Rep. Collins made the comments Wednesday on Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business Network while talking about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“I do not think she could become more hypocritical than she was during impeachment but guess what? Surprise, surprise, Nancy Pelosi does it again. And her Democrats fall right in line,” Rep. Collins said.
“One, they are in love with terrorists, we see that. They mourn Soleimani more than they mourn our Gold Star families who are the ones who suffered under Soleimani. That’s a problem.”
Soleimani was Iran’s top military leader who was behind countless attacks on American forces in the region, resulting in numerous casualties.
Rep. Collins’ comments drew swift condemnation from Democrats, including former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Donald Trump.
“Collins declaring Democrats ‘are in love with terrorists’ is an abomination, a step beyond. Pathetic,” Bahara tweeted.
I understand politics and sharp rhetoric. I worked in the Senate for four years. But Collins declaring Democrats “are in love with terrorists” is an abomination, a step beyond. Pathetic. https://t.co/AREc1pvjdX
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 9, 2020
Following the airstrike ordered by President Trump killing Gen. Soleimani on Friday, Hollywood stars expressed their condolences and apologized to Iran’s Ayatollah on behalf of the American people.
Actress Rose McGowan apologized to Iran and called the Trump administration a “terrorist regime.”
“The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize,” the Charmed actress tweeted. “We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us.”
Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani pic.twitter.com/YE54CqGCdr
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 3, 2020
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore also apologized to Iran in a tweet and Instagram post written in Farsi.
The director began his Instagram post by expressing his “deep condolences for the acts of violence committed on our behalf” by President Trump.
He then begged the Ayatollah and the President of Iran to allow the American people to remove President Trump from office in a peaceful election or through impeachment via the Senate.
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An appeal to the Ayatollah and the President of Iran: درخواستی از طرف مایکل مور به آیت الله ایران از طرف میلیون ها شهروند آمریکایی: آقا ، با ابراز تأسف عمیق از اقدامات خشونت آمیز به نام ما توسط مردی که اکثریت آمریکایی ها هرگز به آن رأی نداده اند ، من می خواهم که شما با خشونت جواب ندهید بلکه در عوض شجاعانه عمل کنید و به ما ، مردم آمریکا اجازه دهید از قدرت خودداری کنید. مردی که مرتکب جرم ترور و سوء استفاده های دیگر از دفتر خود می شود. ما در سنای خود و یا در صندوق رأی ، از این موضوع ، بی خشونت مراقبت خواهیم کرد. برای برآورده شدن انتقام خود نیازی به کشتن کسی ندارید. لطفا اجازه دهید من با صلح آمیز این کار را انجام دهم خشونت فقط خشونت را بیشتر می کند. خالصانه، مایکل مور #google translate was used so apologies for any errors. شهروند امریکایی