Letter: Feel betrayed by Collins

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I am a lifelong unbiased voter, and relocating from Massachusetts, a greatly democratic state, up to Maine was refreshing. I felt like I could assistance the elected officers who I most felt benefited the place instead than the bash to which they belonged. For decades I revered Susan Collins, and thought that she had the ideal passions of doing the job Mainers at coronary heart. I observed her as a correct agent of Maine, an impartial who puts people today around functions. Nonetheless, in excess of the earlier a few decades she has constantly failed to exhibit bravery by refusing to stand up to the pressures of the Republican Party. And this is especially obvious now as we confront the coronavirus crisis. But having stock of what she did even right before the pandemic started is important, too.
Alternatively of slicing taxes for performing folks, she voted with her fellow Republicans and gave organizations billions in tax breaks. When Brett Kavanaugh was credibly accused of sexual assault, Susan Collins towed the occasion line, and voted to affirm him to the Supreme Courtroom, in which he will likely reside for the next 30 yrs or extra. During the impeachment hearings, Collins voted to acquit President Trump, in spite of complaining about his “improper” steps. Immediately after the vote, the Senator mentioned that she believed the President had “learned his lesson”. And now, with coronavirus, she’s heading along with Mitch McConnell to give organizations, who by now aren’t spending taxes, another handout while working individuals undergo.
This is not the Susan Collins I voted for, and I frankly truly feel betrayed by her steps. The Senator’s steps have been indistinguishable from Mitch McConnell’s and in spite of currently being “disappointed” in President Trump, she overwhelmingly votes for his proposals and nominees. Actions converse louder than words, and Collins has demonstrated that for all her posturing, she’s not listening to Mainers. She is just yet another partisan Republican in line with the Trump agenda.
Deirdre Sullivan,
Topsham

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