Tag Archives: Susan Collins

Susan Collins “Wouldn’t Be Surprised” If Member Of Congress Gets Murdered As Threats By Cultists Soar

The New York Times reports: In the five years after President Donald J. Trump was elected in 2016 following a campaign featuring a remarkable level of violent language, the number of recorded threats against members of Congress increased more than tenfold, to 9,625 in 2021, according to figures from the Capitol Police. In the first quarter of 2022, the latest …

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Collins Is Concerned Manchin Doomed Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins, one of a handful of GOP senators working to garner support in her party for a bill to codify gay marriage, said the Democrats’ surprise embrace of a tax and climate change bill made her job much harder. “I just think the timing could not have been worse and it came totally out …

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Senators Intro Bipartisan Reform Of Electoral Count Act

NPR reports: After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday announced two proposals related to election administration, including one to reform the Electoral Count Act, a widely criticized 1887 law that governs the process of casting and counting Electoral College votes and that came under fresh scrutiny following attempts to invalidate the presidential election results on Jan. …

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Collins Is Very Sad Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Lied To Her

Via press release from Sen. Susan Collins:  The Supreme Court has abandoned a fifty-year precedent at a time that the country is desperate for stability. This ill-considered action will further divide the country at a moment when, more than ever in modern times, we need the Court to show both consistency and restraint. Throwing out a precedent overnight that the …

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Susan Collins Calls Cops Over Sidewalk Chalk Message

The Bangor Daily News reports: “Susie, please, Mainers want WHPA —–> vote yes, clean up your mess,” the message read, according to a Bangor police report. WHPA refers to the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify the right to abortion into law and ban restrictions on abortion access. Bangor police responded to West Broadway at 9:20 p.m. Saturday to …

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Collins Opposes Senate Bill To Codify Abortion Rights

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), one of two prominent Republican senators who support abortion rights, said Thursday that she does not support a Democratic measure that would create statutory right to the procedure, arguing that the legislation does not provide sufficient protection to antiabortion health providers. The statement from Collins comes as the Senate is preparing to …

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Collins Is Concerned That Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Lied

Axios reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday reacted to the Supreme Court leaked draft document, saying that if it is “accurate,” it is inconsistent with discussions she had with Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. “If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and …

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Susan Collins Tests Positive For COVID, Mild Symptoms

Portland’s ABC News affiliate reports: Maine Sen. Susan Collins has tested positive for COVID-19. The senator’s office issued a statement on her positive test result Thursday evening. According to the statement, Collins is experiencing mild symptoms and will isolate and work remotely in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Collins attended the confirmation vote of Judge Ketanji …

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Collins: I’ll Vote To Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson

The New York Times reports: Senator Susan Collins of Maine plans to vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, ensuring that President Biden’s nominee and the first Black woman to be put forward for the post will receive at least one Republican backer. After a second personal meeting with the judge on Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Collins …

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Collins: I’m “Very Unlikely” To Back Trump In 2024

The Hill reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Sunday that it is “very unlikely” she would support former President Trump should he run for reelection in 2024. “Certainly, it’s not likely, given the many other qualified candidates that we have that have expressed interest in running, so it’s very unlikely,” Collins said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’re a long …

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Collins Calls For Slow Process To Vet SCOTUS Nominee

Maine Public Radio reports: Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says there is no need to rush the vetting process for a potential successor to retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer as the Senate gears up for another likely confirmation fight. During the process to fill the last two Supreme Court vacancies, Collins was often in the national spotlight as then-President …

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“Shouting Match” On Senate Floor After Debt Vote

Politico Playbook reports: A shouting match erupted on the Senate floor after the vote to delay the debt limit crisis for two months. Sens. JOHN THUNE (R-S.D.) and MITT ROMNEY (R-Utah) confronted Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER after he lambasted Republicans in a floor speech immediately following the vote. They thought Schumer should have been more gracious after they threw …

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Sen. Susan Collins Won’t Support Abortion Rights Bill

USA Today reports: A Democratic bill to protect abortion rights nationwide will not receive support from Republican abortion rights advocate, Sen. Susan Collins. The senator from Maine said yesterday she opposes the bill to prohibit states from interfering in abortion based on fetal viability, The Los Angeles Times first reported. The measure is a direct response to the Texas “fetal …

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Susan Collins Backs Racist Paul LePage For Maine Gov

The Portland Press Herald reports: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will endorse former Republican Gov. Paul LePage Wednesday in a pre-recorded video as LePage kicks off his campaign to challenge Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in 2022. Collins, who is serving her fifth consecutive term in the Senate, won reelection in 2020 with 51 percent of vote. “As Maine recovers from …

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Collins Very Concerned About SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

The Bangor Daily News reports: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins called a new Texas law severely restricting abortion “extreme” and criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to leave it in place amid outcry from abortion-rights activists who decried the senator’s 2018 vote to confirm a conservative justice. It is likely not the final word on the Texas law, but the ruling …

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Collins Slams “Partisan” House Riot Committee [Video]

USA Today reports: “There were many communications with President Trump that day,” Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday, when asked during CNN’s “State of the Union” whether Trump allies should appear before the panel about his role in inciting the riots at the Capitol. “While the rioters are primarily responsible for what happened, there’s no doubt in my mind that President …

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Collins “Strongly Supports” Forming Riot Commission

Reuters reports: Republican Senator Susan Collins, one of seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict Trump in February, said she believes the commission bill can move forward with changes to ensure bipartisan staffing and a year-end end date. “I’m optimistic that we can get past these issues,” Collins said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “I strongly support the creation of …

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FBI Investigates Alleged “Massive Scheme” To Illegally Finance Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 Reelection Campaign

Yahoo News reports: The FBI is investigating what it describes as a massive scheme to illegally finance Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 re-election bid. A recently unsealed search warrant application shows the FBI believes a Hawaii defense contractor illegally funneled $150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and reimbursed donations to Collins’ campaign. There’s no indication that Collins or her team were …

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Susan Collins Very Concerned That Romney Got Booed

Mediaite reports: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) rebuked the jeering that her colleague Mitt Romney received when he appeared before the Utah Republican Party at their convention over the weekend. “I was appalled,” Collins said. “Mitt Romney is an outstanding senator who serves his state and our country well. We Republicans need to remember that we are united by fundamental principles… …

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Maine GOP Votes Against Censuring Sen. Susan Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: The Maine Republican Party overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to reject a censure of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins after outcry from conservatives over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump on an impeachment charge. The 41-19 vote of the party’s state committee ended nearly a month and a half of behind-the-scenes wrangling over whether to …

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