Skip to comments.Maine GOP rejects censuring Collins over impeachment vote
Posted on 03/28/2021 12:06:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Maine Republican Party State Committee decided Saturday against censuring GOP U.S. Sen. Susan Collins over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial.
The state GOP rejected the motion by a vote of 41 to 19, Collins’ office said.
“Today’s decision is a testament to the Republican Party’s ‘big tent’ philosophy that respects different views but unites around core principles,” Collins said in a statement. …
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You ever hear her talk? She sounds half ways ‘tard. Most in government are worthless and useless for America.
It is my belief that some of the election fraud was either caused or purposefully ignored by GOPe and RINO anti-Trumpers in the GOP. I believe Maine is filled with that sort of scum.
What else do you expect from liberal Maine. Not a tent I would want to be under.
The GOP in the NE of the US are weak and feckless RINOs, period.
Let’s give Maine to Canada.
Puked, got vomit in my slippers.
Maine, like the Atlantic Provinces in Canada, is an enigma. A small mostly rural or small town population, generally very polite, religious, law abiding, and still mostly white. But when it comes to politics they lean heavily to the left. I don’t know the situation in Maine, but in Atlantic Canada it’s primarily based on economic dependence on the federal government. We’ve had a hundred years of economic malaise, with vast federal subsidies and high simultaneously propping up our economies, and stifling growth. It’s infuriating.
I believe you are correct. She is a symptom of it... not the cause. We have a political body that is pure evil in the US right now and it intends to remain in power at all costs...not much different than the CCP. We are living in a time where evil rules.
“Today’s decision is a testament to the Republican Party’s ‘big tent’ philosophy that respects different views but unites around core principles,”
Obviously more important than the Constitution./s
This may be a preemptive action to try to keep her panties un-bunched before the filibuster vote. It is well known that she is an undependable R vote so let us not annoy her with what is essentially nothing. After all, how many ‘strongly worded letters’ actually deterred the recipient from doing what they wanted to do anyway?
Note to Maine’s GOP: If you really wanted to save Maine, you’d repeal RCV.
But you’re not going to do that, are you...
As long as Maine has Ranked Choice Voting, Collins isn’t going anywhere.
The uni-party in action again.
Collins represents her state.
She often votes as Free Republic would like her to vote, and when she does not it somehow is lost on the conversation here in Free Republic that she is representing her States voters and not people here in this conversation. The bottom line on all of this is no other Republican could have held her seat in Maine as long as she has, and if a Democrat had held that seat then we would never ever have gotten any votes we might prefer from that seat.
Now in terms of her specific response, the issue is the definition of the core principles that she talks about. She has been in Congress for a very long time and she is part of the swamp. She does not accept that a core principle of the GOP is draining the swamp. She is not the only one in the GOP with that opinion.
Of all of Trumps positions that had broad appeal, draining the swamp is the single one that will be most difficult to carry the day because eventually it must necessarily turn into support for term limits. Absolutely no swamp monster have either party is going to support that.
“The bottom line on all of this is no other Republican could have held her seat in Maine as long as she has, and if a Democrat had held that seat then we would never ever have gotten any votes we might prefer from that seat.”
You seem to be going over the heads of may with your comment, particularly the person who posted the article.
Anyway, as they’re rounded up for ‘re-education’, they’ll probably come to realize that maybe RINOs really are better than Democrats, although they’ll learn in the camps that they must keep thoughts like that to themselves.
"Today's decision is a testament to the Republican Party's `big tent' philosophy ...LOL. In Maine, any conservative who wants to join that "tent' in any power role has a strong current to swim against.
Maine is a mix. The rural part, the northern 2nd district, that is much more conservative than “Massachusetts North,” which is what the southern part of the state is.
Bill Cohen could have held the seat as long. But he was plucked out of it, to serve as Defense Sec. under Bill Clinton.
Snowe/McKernan just aged out, I think.
Big insiders club.
don’t know..but would wager most of the illusion about “progressive Massachusetts north” is Electoral Fraud
the bulk of progressivism/leftism is just that
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