Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My Fellow Mainers Make Susan Collins Eat This

Senator Elizabeth Warren was shut down by the racist Mitch McConnell and his racist fellow Republicans when she sought to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King to the Judiciary Committee when they were considering the flagrantly racist Jeff Sessions to be a federal judge.

Silenced by the Republicans in the Senate for the most obviously illegitimate reasons she went outside the Senate Chamber and read it.

Susan Collins, phony "moderate" Republican has said she intends to vote for the flagrantly racist Jeff Sessions, which isn't a surprise as she endorsed the flagrantly racist Paul LePage when he ran for governor of Maine, becoming the Shame of Maine.

Collins disgraceful two-step on such things is regularly covered up by the Maine media, most of which is owned or controlled by Republicans.  We need to let her know we don't buy her song and dance, anymore.

Update:  This letter in today's Portland Press Herald lays out how Susan Collins has pretended to be an opponent of extremism while acting to move it forward.

Your Feb. 1 headline and story claiming that Sen. Susan Collins will not support Betsy DeVos as the nominee for secretary of education is terribly misleading and perpetuates the nonsense that Ms. Collins is somehow independent.

The facts are that, on Jan. 31, Susan Collins, as a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, voted to allow the DeVos nomination to go forward.

Had Sen. Collins voted “no” while the matter was before the committee, the nomination would have stopped. Sen. Collins voted “yes” at the committee level, knowing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would let her and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, vote “no” on the nomination on the Senate floor to allow them to continue on with their misleading impression of “independence” because he already had the votes to ensure passage of the nomination.

As is so often the case with Sen. Collins – when it made a difference, Sen. Collins didn’t make a difference.

John Lambert

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