Susan Collins – I received the following email from you about the status of your campaign. My question to you is WHY DO YOU VOTE WITH THE DEMOCRATS?
We cannot support you as a Democrat.
When you are elected to the Senate as a Republican and then vote with the Democrats – it is hard for me to believe that you follow the values of a Republican. When elected as a Republican you take an oath to follow the values of a conservative; but, you don’t. We always have trouble with you and Murkowski of Alaska voting with the Democrats even now when they are not even following the Constitution but sharia law.
Facts would be different if the Democrats were following the Constitution – but they they are not and if the Democrats were in the same situation as the President they would do just what the President is doing.
Both of you need to rethink the pledge you took as a conservative Republican. Because I can’t support you if you vote with the Democrats who are under investigation for committing a crime – treason. If you continue following the Democrats then you are also supporting the crime committed against our country.
Right now, you are stating:
Susan Collins says Supreme Court vote should be delayed until after November election
(Which means the two of you supposedly Republicans are playing along with the Pelos/Schumer treason crime. You are not following conservative values. Plain and simple.)
Trump says he disagrees with Collins and will ‘move very quickly’ to appoint a new Justice.
September 19, 2020
In a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she believes the Senate should not vote to confirm Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s successor to the Supreme Court before the November presidential election.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) listens to Surgeon General Jerome Adams give an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Greg Nash- Pool/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump said he will make his selection “without delay,” which she acknowledged is within his “constitutional authority.”
“In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently — no matter which political party is in power,” wrote Sen. Collins.
“President Trump has the constitutional authority to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and I would have no objection to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s beginning the process of reviewing his nominee’s credentials.”
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“Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election,” wrote Sen. Collins.
“In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd,” she concluded.
Trump dismisses Susan Collins saying she thinks the next president should pick RBG’s replacement: “We won and we have an obligation as the winners to pick who we want … we’re here right. Right now, we’re here.” pic.twitter.com/q4Y7mDXfaN
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020
“I totally disagree with her. We have an obligation. We won,” Trump said during a press conference on Saturday.
Collins is the second Senate Republican to say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) should not hold a Supreme Court confirmation vote before Election Day.
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Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski said that the election is too close for a floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee.
(Close is only good in horse shoes. We don’t vote by empathy – we follow the law of the Constitution.)
By Sean Collins Updated Sep 20, 2020, 1:19pm EDT
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) became the first Republican senator to call for the Senate to delay voting on a new Supreme Court justice until after voters choose the winner of the 2020 election on Saturday. On Sunday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) became the second.
“In fairness to the American people … the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd,” Collins said in a statement Saturday.
However, the senator also said if Trump chooses a nominee, the Senate Judiciary Committee should begin “the process of reviewing his nominee’s credentials.”
Collins’s statements came one day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Earlier in September, the senator said she would not be in favor of replacing a justice in the weeks before an election, saying, “I think that’s too close, I really do.”
Saturday, Collins gave a similar rationale for her approach to growing calls from her Republican colleagues for a quick floor vote on a Trump nominee: “Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election.”
My statement on the Supreme Court vacancy: pic.twitter.com/jvYyDN5gG4
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) September 19, 2020
Hours before Ginsburg’s death, Murkowski gave a similar statement, saying, “I would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. We are 50 some days away from an election.”
And Sunday, the senator from Alaska said she stands by those remarks: “What was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed,” she said in a statement.
Full @lisamurkowski statement on the RBG vacancy pic.twitter.com/Bn1B7uJ7M9
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 20, 2020
Democrats have criticized Republicans for their push for a rapid replacement for Ginsburg, following a new rule Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced in 2016. Ahead of that year’s election, he argued that then-President Barack Obama’s pick for a Supreme Court vacancy ought not to get a hearing in the Senate, but that any nomination should wait until after a new president was installed. This, he argued, would allow voters to have a fresh say in who was chosen to sit on the bench.
On Friday, however, McConnell said, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” arguing the 2016 rule didn’t apply given that Republicans control the Senate and the White House. That control, he claimed, means that voters have given the GOP a mandate to choose justices as they see fit.
Ahead of their statements, whether Collins and Murkowski would support McConnell’s plans was an open question. Both are part of a small group of moderate senators who could block a potential Trump nominee. As Vox’s Andrew Prokop has explained, if four or more Republican senators decide the Senate should follow its new tradition and wait until after the election to seat a new justice, Trump’s nominee will be rejected — temporarily if he wins the election, and permanently if Democratic nominee Joe Biden were to win.
Collins and Murkowski may represent two votes, but Democrats hoping to block whoever Trump nominates will need two more. And they will need those votes quickly; Trump has indicated he plans to put forward a name “without delay.”
Following is an email from Collins to me:
As one of my top supporters, I want to make sure you know the truth about what’s happening both in Maine and across the country right now.
As I type this, millions of dollars are being poured into Maine to completely slander my name and record in an attempt to silence and defeat me. Fake polls and fake news are currently flooding our airwaves and there seem to be no repercussions for the lies and misinformation being spread around. And these dollars are coming from groups led by Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, who want to replace me in the Senate with a vote they can control.
I am so tired of the lies being blasted across Maine airwaves by the Left. There is no accountability from the mainstream media.
I am running a campaign from Maine, FOR Maine. My opponent is running a campaign fueled by phone-bankers up and down the East Coast and has a bevy of out-of-state liberal advisors who don’t actually care about Mainers or Americans — all they want is another seat in the Senate. It’s repulsive.
Friend, I am tough, and I don’t let these lies and attacks get to me. Instead, I’ve been laser focused not only on my job in Washington to fight for our nation, but also on ensuring Mainers know the truth.
(If that is the truth, then Maine wants you to fight for the Constitution not lawless sharia law which is being used by the Democrats since the President was elected. Surely, you know what the people in the U.S. have been going through with the Democrats/black lives matter/antifa burning, killing, and looting our cities. Surely, the two of you don’t agree with the Democrats on the coronavirus which they were a part of instituting in our country to spoil the economy.)
I am never going to stop fighting for the critical issues at hand — lowering taxes, reducing prescription drug costs, creating more American jobs, strengthening our economy and making health care easier and more accessible.
I have never faced a campaign like this before, but your friendship and support have helped me and my team so much. Less than 50 days remain and I know the toughest days lay ahead — but with your support, we can and WILL win in November. Please let me know if I can continue to count on you.
Sent from iPhone
Being a Republican full time is an important feature at this moment in history which we are all a part of because if Biden is elected we will be a socialist country and that is “not just whistling in Dixie.”
We must have another conservative judge to help keep our country under the Constitution and stop the Democrats killing of our children before they have a chance at life. Also you and Murkowski need to review your pledge to our country as a conservative Republican not as a socialist country.
May God Bless you and Murkowski and guide you toward that “shining light” to keep our country walking in God’s light – not the light of the Democrats.