“In the Trump Era, A Lot of People Have Turned Blue and Hurt Themselves Holding their Breath Waiting for Susan Collins to do Something Interesting in Principle… She Raises that Prospect A Lot, She Very Rarely Actually Does So”
Senator Susan Collins will not demand witnesses be a part of the impeachment trial even after President Trump said Friday he would prevent former National Security Advisor John Bolton from testifying — and Rachel Maddow held her accountable for “very rarely actually” breaking with her party even when “she raises that prospect.”
Senator Collins has made a series of statements but has refused to take “any immediate action” to secure a fair trial. In fact, the vulnerable senator will “vote the way Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate vote,” moving forward with a trial that does not include any commitment to hearing from witnesses or allowing new evidence — something Senator Collins supported in 1998 and 1999 and was vocal about demanding as a part of the Senate process.
The DSCC launched WhatChangedSusan.com to highlight Senator Collins’ alignment with Mitch McConnell and refusal to set the same standards for a fair impeachment process that she did in 1999. WhatChangedSusan.com will be updated regularly as the impeachment process unfolds.