(NewsReady.com) – Washington, DC, turned into a pressure cooker in the wake of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18. Republicans quickly vowed to replace her and Democrats threatened to go medieval were that to happen. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) didn’t waste any time caving to Liberals in her state.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his intention to hold a vote on Ginsburg’s replacement this year, and President Donald Trump stated he wanted Senate confirmation as soon as possible. However, Collins followed up the next day, tweeting she wouldn’t support a vote before the election.
My statement on the Supreme Court vacancy: pic.twitter.com/jvYyDN5gG4
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) September 19, 2020
In her defense, Collins does face a strong challenge to her reelection bid in November, and Senate Republicans can’t afford to lose a single seat. On the other hand, this isn’t the first time she’s created problems in the Senate through her efforts to straddle the fence on an issue in hopes of appeasing Liberal voters in Maine.
You might recall Collins did the same thing regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation, keeping everyone on pins and needles until the very last moment — at which time, she reversed her earlier messaging and voted with Republicans.
Collins proves once again that loyalty to her interests outweighs those of Republicans and President Trump. Sure, she’s in a heated campaign. But so is the president, and not to mention Republican control of the Senate hangs in the balance. Would it be too much to ask for her to show some semblance of loyalty when the stakes are so high?
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