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All Eyes On Susan Collins

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Posted By: Toledo, 1/30/2020 11:38:16 AM

Senator Susan Collins’ speech announcing her vote for Justice Kavanaugh was so memorably principled and well put that her fans — the Sun included — will grant her license to vote however she wants in respect of President Trump. Not that she needs anyone’s license. Yet we don’t mind saying that the principles the senator articulated in the Kavanaugh case beckon in the case of Mr. Trump for an early acquittal. The principal principle Ms. Collins marked in the Kavanaugh case was due process. Here’s how she put it in what we predicted would become famous words:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/30/2020 11:47:57 AM (No. 302235)
I think Collins lives just for headlines like this one.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MainelySane 1/30/2020 11:50:24 AM (No. 302238)
She's my senator. She does this all the time. I think she's an attention hog. I heard that she, Murkowski and Romney wrote the first question to be asked yesterday. She and Romney and Murkowski (the latter two both went to law school) don't know the difference between motive and intent. They don't know that "motive" is not allowed as grounds for indictment of a crime.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/30/2020 11:58:29 AM (No. 302248)
Ok, Suzie Q. So you need some attention. Fine. After that, turn in your vote to dismiss/acquit, then go sit down.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/30/2020 12:36:38 PM (No. 302281)
I'm still waiting for Sanders, Warren, and Whatsername to vote to acquit. Stop the BS already and send Schiff, Nadler et al back to the House with tails between legs.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Avikingman 1/30/2020 12:37:28 PM (No. 302283)
Come on Maine! Susan is up for re-election this year. Would rather not have 6 more years of Ms. Wobbly. Vote her out.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/30/2020 12:42:53 PM (No. 302287)
Susan if you’re reading this just know that your vote for Kavanaugh was the right thing to do and we appreciate your oath to protect and defend the Constitution. In this upcoming vote regarding witnesses we know you will do the right thing and not give precedence to the House and vote no on the Senate calling witnesses that the House has every opportunity to call. The Senates job is to try the case presented by the House and not expand on it. Expansion of the case is not in the Constitution. Since the articles presented by the House do not constitute a crime of any nature and do not meet the Constitutional requirement of bribery treason or other high crimes or misdemeanor, the impeachment itself is an unconstitutional act and abuse of power on the part of the house. Therefore the case should be voted to dismiss. If a vote is taken to convict then the precedent set by the House will forever more be allowed as potential grounds for impeachment of any future President. Save the Senates reputation the Constitution the country and preserve the rule of law. Thank you.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena 1/30/2020 12:58:41 PM (No. 302298)
This is different from the Kavanaugh vote. There, she could have stopped the nomination. Here, she cannot affect whether Trump is convicted. The votes are not there, with or without her. All she can do is cause delay. It is a pointless exercise.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/30/2020 1:24:07 PM (No. 302314)
Susan Collins already has a target drawn on her back. Bloomberg is heavily financing her opponent. The State is now controlled by a democrat Governor, and Bath Iron Works is no longer pulling in the big money contracts to build ships for the Navy. These contracts were her mainstay in holding office. Reaching across the aisle will not save her seat this time. My advice is stick with the Republicans on this one, preserve your principles and go out with dignity.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MainelySane 1/30/2020 1:41:16 PM (No. 302322)
#5, VOte out Collins? And vote in communist Sara Gideon? No way.. as bad as Collins, she's far better than a Democrat!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFNader 1/30/2020 1:45:23 PM (No. 302326)
Well, I hope she doesn't vote with her party ( democrats) . Either way, I hope that I don't have to listen to her talk -EVER again.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 1/30/2020 1:55:18 PM (No. 302334)
She loves it that way. She is said to be in a very tough election. I do hope so. She is a disgrace.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/30/2020 2:57:49 PM (No. 302380)
FTA: "Senator Susan Collins’ speech announcing her vote for Justice Kavanaugh was so memorably principled and well put that her fans — the Sun included — will grant her license to vote however she wants in respect of President Trump." Yeah, no. I'm still going to need the Republican Senator from Maine to do the right thing here. Even if it disadvantages her personal political fortunes. After all, that is why we elect them.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/30/2020 3:05:55 PM (No. 302389)
I Feel Pretty I feel pretty Oh so pretty I feel pretty and witty and gay And I pity Any girl who isn't me today I feel charming Oh so charming It's alarming how charming I feel And so pretty That I hardly can believe I'm real
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Right Time 1/30/2020 4:01:37 PM (No. 302415)
Suck it up, Susan, and do the right thing. Voting with the Dems will get you nothing, The $7.6-million Go-Fund-Me that has been pledged to whatever Democrat that will run against you is still active and will be put into play whichever way you vote. You cannot ever trust D-rats
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Reply 15 - Posted by: moonlightflip 1/30/2020 11:47:10 PM (No. 302636)
She said tonight she wants more witnesses. Hope she will still vote against impeachment, so I've not sent her my current thoughts...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 1/31/2020 12:38:15 AM (No. 302667)
Again ? Surely, at this point, she does it on purpose for the attention.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: doctorfixit 1/31/2020 1:58:38 AM (No. 302728)
Where can I mail a check to Maine McCain's opponent?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy 1/31/2020 3:23:25 AM (No. 302740)
Romney & Collins will lose their next election. Nobody likes disloyalty.
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