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CNN White House Reporter Forced To Apologize After Homophobic Tweets Surface

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WARNING: This article includes some language referring to homosexuals that some readers may find offensive.

CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins apologized over the weekend for using “ignorant language” and acting “immature” while college concerning people who identify as LGBTQ.

The homosexual group Log Cabin Republicans shared screenshots from Collins’ Twitter account from 2011 when she was a student at the University of Alabama.

In one, the reporter referred to someone as a “fag,” and in another she tweeted, “Idk (I don’t know) if I wanna room with a lesbian.”

The Log Cabin Republicans wrote in response, “Past tweets reveal @CNN reporter @kaitlancollins called people ‘fag’ and was uncomfortable around lesbians.”

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Collins issued an apology via Twitter on Sunday: “When I was in college, I used ignorant language in a few tweets to my friends. It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all. I regret it and apologize.”

One of the most popular responses to her tweet read, “So what you’re saying is, we shouldn’t judge someone (no pun intended) by the way they acted in college? Or, say, high school?”

Would Collins have faced more criticism if she identified as a conservative?

Collins aggressively covered the sexual assault and related allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stemming from his high school and college years in the early 1980s.

Last week, Collins got into a back-and-forth with President Donald Trump during his announcement of the deal with Canada and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The CNN correspondent pushed the president about whether he would direct the FBI to look into allegations made by Julie Swetnick that Kavanaugh was present at parties during which gang rapes had occurred.

Collins also asked whether, if Kavanaugh had lied about drinking in high school or college, “Does that mean you’ll pull his nomination?”

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Trump pointed out the opposition had to go all the way back to high school to try to find something against his nominee.

“Nobody said bad about him for many, many years,” Trump said, noting that many he knew had drank during their high school years.

“Does that mean they can’t do something they want to do with their life?” he asked Collins, pointing out that Kavanaugh had admitted during testimony that he drank in high school, so he did not see the discrepancy the CNN reporter claimed.

Collins also targeted GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine for her speech in support of Kavanaugh.

Some came to the reporter’s defense concerning her seven-year-old tweets about homosexuals.

Matt Dormic, an executive at CNN, tweeted: “I’m a proud gay man. And I am a proud friend of @kaitlancollins. Tho I’m disappointed that she ever used the word (even as an immature college kid), I can say with certainty it doesn’t reflect her feelings toward the LGBTQ community. She’s apologized and I accept that.”

One Twitter user, who describes herself as a “Bama fan” and “Bama mom,” wrote: “Don’t apologize. You were a kid.”

“You weren’t a public figure. My daughter got arrested for sneaking into the stadium at Auburn her senior year. That doesn’t make her criminal for the rest of her life,” she added. “Keep on doing your thing, sis.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Graduated dean's list from West Point
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Phoenix, Arizona
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith