Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) may be the most vulnerable Republican seeking reelection in 2020, and based on what some voters back in her home state had to say to MSNBC, Collins might want start packing her things into moving boxes.
During a series of interviews, several Maine voters — both those who support and oppose the impeachment of President Donald Trump — made it clear that they’re sick and tired of Collins and her vacillation and refusal to call for witnesses to testify as part of the ongoing impeachment trial.
One pro-impeachment voter noted:
“She will lose my vote when she runs again.”
Rob Hopkins, who supports Trump, remarked that he thinks Collins is too wishy-washy:
“I’d like to see her be more on the team and support this guy. I think Susan tries to play both sides and appease everybody too much.”
That sentiment was echoed by Sue Hopkins, who had this to say about her senator:
“She’s following her typical course of wavering all the time. As far as her playing both sides, I find that… I don’t like it. Let’s put it that way. And would I stand by her? No.”
The calls for witnesses to testify at the impeachment trial are likely to intensify with reports that Trump’s former National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has said in a soon-to-be published book that the president did indeed predicate the release of military aid to Ukraine on their agreeing to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
The New York Times obtained a draft manuscript of Bolton’s book, which is entitled The Room Where It Happened, and reports:
“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. […]
“Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. He also sent a draft to the White House for a standard review process for some current and former administration officials who write books.”
Senator Collins hasn’t commented on the Bolton bombshell.
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