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  • Susan Collins just announced she’s a ‘No’ on Confirmation of Trumps Supreme Court nominee

    09/19/2020 1:30:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 328 replies
    ‘Given the proximity of the Presidential election, however, I don’t believe the senate should vote on the nominee priority the election in fairness to the American people
  • Poll shows Collins down 12 points, Graham tied with Democratic challenger

    09/16/2020 12:38:47 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 137 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 16 September 2020 | Orion Rummler
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) face rising odds in their high-profile re-election bids, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. Why it matters: Many thought Graham's Senate race was a long shot for Democrats, and the moderate Collins has served as a pivotal Republican swing vote on a number of key issues during the Trump presidency. Collins, who has criticized Trump at times but voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and to acquit the president in his impeachment trial, is down 54%-42% to her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, Maine's House Speaker. Graham is tied...
  • F.D.A.’s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on Hold (Covid)

    08/19/2020 7:20:02 AM PDT · by rxsid · 18 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com ^ | 08.19.2020 | Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere and Sheri Fink
    F.D.A.’s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on HoldGovernment health leaders including Dr. Francis S. Collins and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci urged caution last week, citing weak data from the country’s largest plasma study. WASHINGTON — Last week, just as the Food and Drug Administration was preparing to issue an emergency authorization for blood plasma as a Covid-19 treatment, a group of top federal health officials including Dr. Francis S. Collins and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci intervened, arguing that emerging data on the treatment was too weak, according to two senior administration officials. The authorization is on hold for...
  • [RINO] Susan Collins withholds support from Trump despite endorsing previous GOP presidential nominees

    07/21/2020 10:00:53 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 50 replies
    Cnn ^ | July 21, 2020 | Manu Raju, Alex Rogers and Ali Zaslav
    (CNN)Sen. Susan Collins declined last week to back President Donald Trump for reelection, saying she would focus on her own race while suggesting that she only picked sides in 2016 because she was not on the ballot. "I was not up for reelection," the Maine Republican told reporters, referring to the 2016 race, when she publicly voiced her opposition to Trump's presidential campaign. "I didn't have my own race to worry about at that point." But a dozen years ago, as she was running for reelection, Collins endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain over then-Sen. Barack Obama. She served as a...
  • Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden

    05/26/2020 9:44:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/20 12:32 PM EDT | BY JONATHAN EASLEY
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s (R-Ga.) Senate campaign is putting six figures behind a new digital ad casting Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) as a "career politician" and linking him to prominent Democrats, as the primary heats up between two Republicans running for Senate in a race that also includes several viable Democratic contenders. “A typical career politician who says one thing and does another, who opposes term limits, who supported millions for Common Core and millions more for Sanctuary Cities and politically correct restrictions on our Second Amendment Rights,” the narrator in the ad states. “That’s typical politician Doug Collins. Doug Collins...
  • Susan Collins: Firing of intelligence community watchdog 'not warranted'

    04/06/2020 1:40:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/20 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is breaking with President Trump's decision to fire Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, saying his removal was "not warranted." "While I recognize that the President has the authority to appoint and remove Inspectors General, I believe Inspector General Atkinson served the intelligence community and the American people well, and his removal was not warranted," she said in a statement over the weekend. Collins noted that by giving the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees a 30-day notification that he was removing Atkinson, Trump...
  • GOP Sen. Collins: Trump Should ‘Step Back’ and Make Fauci the Spokesman

    03/14/2020 2:17:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Mar 2020 | IAN HANCHETT
    During a press conference on Friday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) criticized the federal government’s response to the coronavirus and the “inconsistent” messaging from the federal government. She called on President Trump “to step back and appoint one of our public health officials to be the spokesman” and suggested Dr. Anthony Fauci serve as the spokesperson and give daily briefings on the virus. Collins said, “We are making progress at the federal level, but I am not satisfied with the response. I think that the messaging at the federal level has been inconsistent. And when you’re dealing with a novel virus...
  • ‘More than fishy’ Collins slams sudden cash surge for pro-Loeffler group

    02/28/2020 5:07:28 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 86 replies
    AJC ^ | 022820 | Greg Bluestein
    When the Georgia Life Alliance needed an emcee for its annual gala in October, the conservative anti-abortion group turned to one of its favorite politicians: U.S. Rep. Doug Collins. A few weeks later, though, the alliance stunned the Republican congressman when it announced it would spend at least $3 million on an ad blitz to back U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Republican incumbent whom Collins is challenging in November. Collins questioned how a group that struggled to raise significant cash unveiled an expensive initiative to support Loeffler. “What I think is happening is they got a large infusion of cash...
  • Trump says he's considering Doug Collins for DNI post; GOP rep says not interested

    02/21/2020 7:11:14 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/20 | Tyler Olsen
    President Trump said late Thursday that he is considering Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga, for the permanent Director of National Intelligence job, a move that could resolve the mini-crisis in the GOP surrounding Collins' challenge against incumbent Se. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga, in Georgia's upcoming special election. Yet Collins told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo on Friday morning that while he's humbled by the possible offer, he is focused on running for the Senate and would not accept the job. "This is not a job that interests me, at this time it's not one that I would accept because I'm running a...
  • Republican officials are playing hardball against GOP Rep. Doug Collins in Georgia Senate race

    02/16/2020 6:44:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 2/12/20
    The Republican Party did not respond positively to Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) waging a primary challenge against Sen. Kelly Laoeffler (R-Ga.), who was appointed to the seat by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) last December and has to defend it in a special election in November. Now, the National Republican Campaign Committee, the Senate GOP's campaign arm, has formally asked vendors to stop working for Collins and against Loeffler, and multiple vendors have quit the Colllins campaign, Politico reported Wednesday. Collins took the defections in stride. "Instead of a bunch of suits like the cast of Law & Order" working...
  • Just Like Impeachment Knocked Biden out of the Demo Pres Race, Romney has knocked Kelly Loeffler out of the Georgia Senate Race

    02/07/2020 2:00:02 PM PST · by Amish · 29 replies
    Just Like Impeachment Knocked Biden out of the Demo Pres Race, Romney has knocked Kelly Loeffler out of the Georgia Senate Race
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 12 (Acquittal Day)

    02/05/2020 8:33:44 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 499 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 12 (Acquittal Day)
  • Sen. Collins will vote to acquit Trump on both impeachment articles

    02/04/2020 2:22:39 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 103 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 2/4/2020 | Rachel Ohm
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, seen as a possible swing vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial, announced on the Senate floor Tuesday that she will not vote to remove the president. “This decision is not about whether you like or dislike this president or agree with or oppose his policies or approve or disapprove of his conduct in other circumstances,” Collins said. “Rather, it is about whether the charges meet the very high constitutional standard of treason, bribery or other high crimes or misdemeanors.”
  • [bleep] Traitor’: Sen. Collins Releases Abusive Voicemails Ahead of Impeachment Vote

    01/30/2020 12:18:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 94 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 30, 2020 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) has been receiving profanity-laced voicemails ahead of the Senate vote to determine whether witnesses will testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. This week, Collins's office released several of the voicemails to the media. "You're a disgrace! A disgrace to this country. Not just to the Senate, but to your country. You're a traitor. You're a f—ing traitor," one man said. "You're going to lose, Susan Collins. You're going to lose. You're just a little b—h for Donald Trump," a woman said.
  • 'Shortsightedness': Republicans blast Doug Collins for launching Senate challenge to GOP incumbent

    01/30/2020 2:39:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 75 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/29/20 | David M.Drucker
    Top Senate Republicans are warning Rep. Doug Collins that running against Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s special Senate primary could pave the way for an otherwise unlikely Democratic sweep in the state in November. ”The shortsightedness in this decision is stunning. Doug Collins’ selfishness will hurt David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, and President Trump," National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Kevin McLaughlin said in a statement. Collins, a Trump ally and part of his impeachment defense team, announced his Senate candidacy on Wednesday. He was passed over for an appointment to the Senate by Gov. Brian Kemp after Johnny Isakson resigned...
  • 'I Do Not Believe We Need To Hear From 18th Witness’: Sen. Cory Gardner On Impeachment Trial Proceedings

    01/29/2020 3:54:27 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 23 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 1/29/20 | Staff
    DENVER (CBS4)– Sen. Cory Gardner is among the senators questioning President Donald Trump’s attorneys and house managers in the impeachment trial. The Republican senator from Colorado said he doesn’t believe the Senate needs to hear from more witnesses. “I do not believe we need to hear from an 18th witness. I have approached every aspect of this grave constitutional duty with the respect and attention required by law, and have reached this decision after carefully weighing the House managers and defense arguments and closely reviewing the evidence from the House, which included well over 100 hours of testimony from 17...
  • Vanity: Why Won't Republicans Exercise Their Senate "Sole Power" And Do What They Did To Trump In The House?

    01/28/2020 5:16:21 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 36 replies
    1/28/2020 | Its All Over Except ...
    McConnell says he doesn't have the votes to block witnesses? If McConnell can't block witnesses, then make Biden, Adam Schiff, Pelosi, the whistleblower - all of them and more - testify. If not, we the base of the Republican Party have the votes to block any Republican in the Senate from being re-elected. Why should Republicans exercise "The Senate shall have sole power to try all impeachments" as the Constitution says and in the same manner Democrats did with their "sole power" in the House? To bring an end to the Age of Impeachment. Republicans did not get to call...
  • Romney, Collins say Bolton revelations strengthen case for witnesses

    01/27/2020 11:01:13 AM PST · by rintintin · 81 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 27 2020 | Allan Smith and Dareh Gregorian
    A pair of moderate Republican senators said Monday that the major revelations from a soon-to-be released book by John Bolton strengthen the case for calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and even a top ally of the president said Bolton would be a "relevant" witness. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said it's "increasingly likely" there will be enough Republican senators to vote in favor of calling witnesses in the president's ongoing trial. "I think, with the story (about Bolton's book) that came out yesterday, it's increasingly apparent that it would be important to hear from John Bolton," Romney...
  • 12 Senate Votes Yesterday. 11 out of 12 Were 53-47. One Was 52-48

    01/22/2020 3:32:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 72 replies
    Collins voted with the democrats once.
  • Sen. Susan Collins hits back at 'mischaracterization and misunderstanding' of impeachment stance

    01/18/2020 11:31:48 AM PST · by libstripper · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Nick Givas
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, released a statement on Thursday to clarify her stance on President Trump's upcoming impeachment trial and claimed her past comments have been taken out of context and misunderstood. "There has been a lot of mischaracterization and misunderstanding about my position on the process the Senate should follow for the impeachment trial," the statement began. "Rather than have my position relayed through the interpretation of others, I wanted to state it directly." Collins, who is considered a moderate, shared her views on how the process should play out and recommended that it mirror former President Bill Clinton's...