More “Fence-Straddling” From Senator Collins, Who “Doesn’t Sound Like She’s Going to Do Anything” to Ensure a Fair Impeachment Trial
As she faces a tough re-election increasingly complicated by impeachment, Senator Collins tried to shift her stance on the upcoming trial earlier this week. But her comments are just another example of “fence-straddling” from Senator Collins, who “doesn’t sound like she’s going to do anything” to stand up to her party and demand a fair impeachment trial.
Here’s what they’re saying about Senator Collins’ “capitulations” to her party:
Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post): Susan Collins sounds like she’s covering for Trump
- “In her never-ending quest to undermine her reputation as a straight-shooting, independent voice, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) continues to give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leeway to rig President Trump’s impeachment trial… Collins’s effort to put off the moment of reckoning is yet another in a series of spineless capitulations to her party…. It is a blatant violation of senators’ oaths to proceed with a trial designed to exclude evidence that became available only after the articles of impeachment passed the House. Collins and other Republicans need to demand a real trial, not a charade intended to exonerate the president.”
HuffPost: GOP Sen. Susan Collins Sides With Mitch McConnell On Impeachment Trial
- “Collins’ stance on the parameters of the impeachment trial aligns her with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has all but promised a swift acquittal of Trump.”