The only thing nastier than Susan Collins’ monstrous visage is her true democracy system of values and principles.
Susan Collins: “Because this vote is occurring prior to the election, I will vote against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. To be clear, my vote does not reflect any conclusion that I have reached about Judge Barrett's qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 25, 2020
But please, imagine: she is barely hanging on to her Senate seat. She is not doing this for any other reason than that it is what the boomers in her state want her to do. She has an election this year.
The rest of the “principles and values” Republicans all already folded.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, took a veiled shot at her party’s leadership in the Senate on Sunday when she announced that she would be voting against the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
“Prior to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, I stated that, should a vacancy on the Supreme Court arise, the Senate should follow the precedent set four years ago and not vote on a nominee prior to the presidential election.,” Collins said in a statement.
She added: “Because this vote is occurring prior to the election, I will vote against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”
“When the Senate considers nominees to the United States Supreme Court, it is particularly important that we act fairly and consistently, using the same set of rules, no matter which political party is in power,” she said. “What I have concentrated on is being fair and consistent, and I do not think it is fair nor consistent to have a Senate confirmation vote prior to the election.”
Imagine thinking that the Democrats, when and if they are ever in power again, are going to honor niceness like this. It’s delusional.
But again: what people are saying is that she is doing this because the people in her state actually want her to do this, and she would lose reelection if she didn’t do this. That is the big-brained take from some of the biggest brains on Twitter.
I’m not mad at Susan Collins. I would rather she vote against Amy Coney Barrett and get re-elected, than vote for her and get defeated. We needed Collins’s vote for Kavanaugh; we don’t need her for this one #Realpolitik101
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 25, 2020
Dinesh D’Souza is the de facto biggest brain on Twitter, because every single other person that is even moderately right-wing has already been banned.
But yeah, the news is also saying that.
Susan Collins, last vestige of New England GOP representation in Congress, fighting for political lifehttps://t.co/fN13RcNphl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 26, 2020
She’s getting hit hard, including by gay celebrities from the 1960s.
We've had enough of Trump toadie Susan Collins. Time to elect @SaraGideon to the U.S. Senate and flip the Senate blue.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 26, 2020
I guess that it is better that she win the election. She does vote Republican sometimes.
Frankly, I’m exhausted by the entire Republican Senate, I’m even more exhausted by grannies, but she’s the last Senate Republican from New England, and apparently, the only way she can stay in office is by doing liberal acts.
Apparently: this doesn’t even matter and the votes are already there to confirm Amy Two-Names, and that’s happening now.