GOP Rep Doug Collins Rebuffs Trump After Being Offered Top Intelligence Job

  • 2020-02-21
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GOP Rep Doug Collins Rebuffs Trump After Being Offered Top Intelligence Job
GOP congressman Doug Collins rebuffed the administration on Friday after President Trump said he was considering him to be appointed as the new Director of National Intellligence.

As Fox News reports:

President Trump said late Thursday that he is considering Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., for the permanent Director of National Intelligence job, a move that could resolve a mini-crisis in the GOP surrounding Collins' challenge against incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., in Georgia's upcoming special election.

Yet Collins told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo on Friday morning that while he's humbled by the possible offer, he is focused on running for Senate and would not accept the job.

"This is not a job that interests me, at this time it's not one that I would accept because I'm running a Senate race down here in Georgia," Collins said.

It's unclear whether that could change at some point.


Collins has been a staunch and long-time ally of the President and his hesitancy to take the post may have to do with the fact that he is currently eyeing a Senate seat in Georgia.
   
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