Republican congressional candidate Mike Collins, one of the few speakers attending the incredibly shrinking “Justice for J6 rally” at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, declared that “the time for civility, the time for compromise, that’s over with,” and vowed “to stand up to ‘liberal left-wing wackos, RINOS, elites — and even the Republican establishment,” including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
He promised to vote against him becoming Speaker of the House if Republicans take control of the chamber in 2023,’ Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) reports.
“And if by some odd chance he becomes speaker and he doesn’t want to give me a committee assignment, then I’m fine with that,” he said. “I’ll make a great teammate for Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
He added: “The time for civility, the time for compromise, that’s over with; the time for bipartisanship is done,” he told. “There is no compromising.”
“We can take the path of Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney and crying Adam Kinzinger, or we could take the path of the Jim Jordans, Matt Gaetzes, the Marjorie Taylor Greenes and the Donald Trumps: true conservative fighters,” Collins told the crowd. “That’s the party I want to be a part of,” Callins said.
He also called jailed Capitol rioters “political prisoners.”
“These people deserve their day in court; everybody deserves their day in court,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “And I’m going up there to say to these people need their day in court, and it’s time for it to happen.”
Collins is not limiting his MAGA-plus credentials to his planned appearance at the pro-insurrectionist rally. He also has called for the removal of Georgia’s electronic voting equipment and for an “audit” of the 2020 election that was counted three separate times.