With just three days left until the filing deadline, the window is rapidly closing for Senator Susan Collins to set the record straight on her support for Trump’s reelection before Mainers’ choices for the Republican US Senate primary are set in stone.
Senator Collins is back in Maine for the weekend and this will likely be the last opportunity for Mainers to get answers to the questions they’ve been asking for weeks before their choices for US Senate are locked in.
While Collins has not been forthcoming about whether she supports Trump’s reelection, her record of standing with the president is consistent:
1) According to CQ, Senator Collins voted with Donald Trump 94% of the time.
2) Senator Collins has been a key vote for Donald Trump on everything from the tax plan that gave corporations and the wealthy trillions in tax breaks to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and every one of Trump’s judicial nominees in 2017 and 2018 -- even those “deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association.” She joined with Mitch McConnell to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial, after voting 12 times against including witnesses and evidence.
3) Donald Trump has said he's 100% behind Senator Collins' reelection.
4) Staffers for the president’s reelection campaign “worked to get her on the ballot” by collecting signatures door-to-door and at Trump events.
Mainers deserve an answer: Does Senator Collins support Trump’s reelection?