I wrote a post a couple of days ago explaining why I was not impressed with Senator Susan Collins’ vote on the question of allowing witnesses in the Senate’s late-and-not-so-great phony “trial” of President Trump.
I thought then, and I absolutely think now that her vote to allow witnesses in the impeachment trial was a political set up designed to give her “cover” in her upcoming election campaign. If you doubt that, consider the way that the Republican attack dogs are savaging Senator Mitt Romney. Then, take a look at how silent and accepting they are of Senator Collins’ “betrayal.”
That’s because she didn’t “betray” her Republican leadership. She betrayed America.
I don’t think there was one moment’s doubt in the mind of anyone with even a jot of political understanding that Senator Collins was going to vote exactly as the leadership wanted. I think she fakes her indecision on these tough votes all the time. I think that when she tells everyone in the country that she’s considering going against her party, she’s just playing all of us in general and her constituents in particular.
It came as zero surprise to me when Senator Collins voted for traitor Trump yesterday. I never doubted that she would. I also was unsurprised by the lame excuse she gave for doing this.
According to the senator, the president was “wrong” to betray this country, but he’s been chastised by the impeachment process and is all better now. We’re supposed to believe that he won’t ever betray this country again because Senator Collins wagged her finger at him and said “Wrong.”Or, maybe all we’re supposed to believe is that the Senator is stupid enough to believe this herself.
Orrrr, maybe she doesn’t care what we believe. She just had to say something, toss a sop to her constituents, before she flushed America down the drain.
Senator Collins is no worse that the rest of her Republican colleagues. With the single exception of Senator Romney, they all betrayed this country yesterday.
I don’t know if we are going to save our country. Right now, it doesn’t look good. I do know that if you care about America, it’s time to get real about it.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced on Tuesday that she would vote to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment, despite her reservations about the president’s “wrong” behavior.
Instead of voting to remove the president from office, Collins told reporters after a floor speech that criticism from her and other GOP senators amounted to a sufficient condemnation. Collins, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have all said that Trump’s solicitations of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden were inappropriate but not impeachable.
“If the House had started with a censure resolution instead of leaping to impeachment and short-cutting the process and skipping over judicial adjudication it’s something that I would have looked at,” Collins said. “That both Republican senators such as myself and Democratic senators have criticized his conduct strikes me as a reprimand.”