When Maine Senator Susan Collins voted against the repeal of Obamacare in 2017, I hoped we found a Republican who cared about her country and rejected Trump’s vile and anti-American agenda. Unfortunately, that was the last time Collins showed the courage to do the right thing. Her voting record reveals that she has not disobeyed her fuhrer once again.
Her greatest crimes against the American people were voting to acquit Trump in his sham of an impeachment trial, and voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 2018. The voters of Maine have noticed that she is also ignoring all women’s rights issues which helped her win elections.
In every major poll, Democrat Sara Gideon is leading Collins by an average of two-and-a-half points. Although the election is nearly five months away, the majority of campaign contributions are in support of the Democrat.
Today Collins applauded the Supreme Court decision to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community in the workplace. However, her voting record choosing to support the amoral man in the White House in nearly every situation may not convince Maine voters that she is aligned with their beliefs.
I must note that Collins supported the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh who was accused of being a sexual predator during his senate confirmation hearings. Kavanaugh voted against the rights of the LGBTQ community on Monday.
Trust will be a huge issue for voters on November 3rd.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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