At a Lewiston campaign stop this weekend where she celebrated the return of former Maine governor and longtime Trump ally Paul LePage, Senator Susan Collins was greeted by a group of Mainers demanding an answer to the question on all of our minds: will she vote to re-elect Trump?
A reporter for the Lewiston Sun Journal was barred from the same event by a Maine GOP elected official, but managed to catch Senator Collins’ remarks through a crack in the door.
Despite Senator Collins’ refusal to answer Mainers’ questions, her record of support for Trump is clear:
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.
Senator Collins can’t hide from Mainers forever -- when will she own up to her pick for president?