Rather than coming home last week to answer questions from Mainers about her presidential vote, Senator Susan Collins spent the weekend fundraising with Trump allies in Florida at a series of swanky events that had a minimum contribution of $5,600.
With just five days left until Maine’s filing deadline, it’s clear that Senator Collins is more interested in filling her campaign coffers with out of state cash than being honest with Mainers about her support for Donald Trump.
Despite her silence on her presidential vote, Collins’ record of standing with Trump is indisputable:
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.
It’s long past time for Collins to own up to her support for Trump.