Two decades ago during impeachment, Senator Collins was outspoken in her support of a fair process, including witnesses and evidence. As the Senate faces the same scenario now, Senator Collins refuses to make the same demands.
It’s time for Senator Collins to commit to a fair process, stand up to Mitch McConnell, and demand a proper trial in the Senate.
Then & Now
In 1999, Senator Collins called for “‘more evidence’ and ‘witnesses,’ in order to ‘get to the truth,’ and to fulfill the Senate’s ‘duty to do impartial justice’” ahead of the impeachment trial. More than two decades later, Collins will only say she’s “open” to witnesses. To ensure a fair trial, she needs to demand their inclusion.