Sen. Collins says the election winner “should” choose the SC nominee; what’s that worth?

It’s worth a handful of warm spit, that’s what it’s worth.

Senator Collins issued the statement below:

“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. 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.

“Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election. 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.”

No one in public life is as two-faced as Susan Collins (watch video below). These are classic Collins weasel words. When she says “I do not believe” and “should,” interpret that language in this context: She habitually says she’s “concerned” and “disappointed” by Trump’s actions, but always votes with him.

The same thing will happen this time. If Collins “believes” the election winner “should” fill the Supreme Court vacancy, but Trump sends a nomination to the Senate, and she has to vote on whether to bring it to a floor vote, she will vote with her party. Afterward, she will say how “disappointed” she is that her advice wasn’t followed.

To her old title of “Senator Concerned” you can now add the new title of “Senator Duplicitous.”

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  1. Mark Adams #

    That is ok Speaker of the House Pelosi consistently votes for the President, Gives his his budgets ect.

    This whole nomination process and the Senate voting has taken as little as three days. It used to take 10 days to a couple weeks. If Senate Republicans want that can happen, and they have time to do it twice more if the first candidate is rejected.

    It is political science 101 that if the President and senate majority are of the same party then the Presidents nominee should become the next justice of the Supreme Court. If they fail to do that then frankly they should loose their majority in the Senate, and will out of spite do what they should have done before the election. And I suspect that Trump would do those things Obama did not do to get his nominee at least a vote in the Senate. If Obama had been willing to do those things the Democratic nominee for President may have won the election. Instead Obama put his entire legacy into jeopardy.

  2. Roger Rabbit #

    Too bad you’re not writing Senator Collins’ press releases. You’re more honest than she is. Maybe that’s why you didn’t get the job.