Senator Collins has clearly been pouring over her playbook and making sure she’s in tip-top dodging shape ahead of tonight’s debate. Just now on Capitol Hill she ignored questions from a reporter about whether she’s cast her ballot and whether she’s voting for Trump.
Senator Collins is well practiced in the political maneuver of refusing to answer a yes or no question – in fact, she refused to answer this very question from the exact same reporter back in March. But despite Senator Collins’ inability to be honest with Mainers about who she thinks should be leading the country for the next four years, her record as a rubber stamp for Trump’s agenda gives her away:
According to CQ, Senator Collins has voted with Trump 94% of the time.
Senator Collins has consistently helped shield Trump from accountability, including voting a dozen times to block witnesses and evidence before she voted to acquit him on all charges in the Senate impeachment trial.
Senator Collins has been a critical vote for Trump’s priorities in the Senate, from backing the GOP tax giveaway to corporations and the wealthy to voting to confirm every single one of his judicial nominees in 2017 and 2018.
Maine GOP Chair Demi Kouzounas has confirmed Collins and Trump “both support each other.”