Once Nancy Pelosi finally transmits her bogus articles of impeachment to the Senate, she will have a crucial ally who is already working to undermine President Trump.
Senator Susan Collins of Maine admitted that she is currently working with a “small group” of Republican senators to bow to Pelosi by calling witnesses in order to bolster the House’s shoddy job.
Never one to be a team player, Senator Susan Collins is once again siding with Dems on the key demand for President Trump’s Senate trial.
While speaking with reporters in Bangor on Friday, the narcissistic Collins divulged that once again, she is looking to place an inordinate amount of importance on herself by leading a gaggle of Never Trumpers against the POTUS.
.@RealDonaldTrump's impeachment trial may feature witnesses after all.@SenatorCollins said she worked with a “fairly small group” to “ensure trial rules would allow House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers to call witnesses" https://t.co/tGV5v4JUdY
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 10, 2020
Via The Washington Examiner, “Susan Collins working with ‘small group’ of GOP senators to call impeachment trial witnesses”:
A key Republican senator is working behind the scenes to build support for calling witnesses in President Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial.
Sen. Susan Collins, a centrist Republican up for reelection later this year, told the Washington Examiner she is working with “some of my Republican colleagues,” as well as party leaders, “to reach an agreement on how to proceed with the trial that will allow the opportunity for witnesses for both the House managers and the president’s counsel if they choose to do so.”
The Bangor Daily News was the first to report the story.
Collins didn’t say how many GOP lawmakers are included in those talks. Sen. Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, has expressed interest in hearing from witnesses.
Collins continues to be a thorn in President Trump’s side as she was when she joined now dead Senator John McCain to save Obamacare, giving millions of Americans the shaft to stick it to a president that she has never supported.
— Bangor Daily News (@bangordailynews) January 10, 2020
More from the Bangor Daily News:
Speaking to reporters on Friday at the end of a visit to the Fruit Street School in Bangor, Collins said she had been working all week with a “fairly small group” of Republican senators and party leaders to ensure trial rules would allow House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers to call witnesses.
Collins declined to say how large the group was, but she said “we should be completely open to calling witnesses.”
“I am hopeful that we can reach an agreement on how to proceed with the trial that will allow the opportunity for both the House and the president’s counsel if they choose to do so,” she said.
The star witness sought by Pelosi would be fired national security adviser John Bolton, an arch neocon with an ax to grind whose ill-advised hiring could come back to haunt Trump.
Collins had recently come out against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has defied Pelosi’s efforts to influence the upper chamber.
Her admission that she is actively involved in a plot to usurp his authority is par for the course for a devious RINO from a state with a minuscule population who has managed to remain a “Republican” despite always having a foot in the enemy’s camp.
She could become a hero of the resistance if she is able to expand her “small group” which all but certainly includes Mitt Romney, a pathetic loser who choked like a dog in an election that was his to win and gave a second term to Barack Obama.
Other possible members of her treacherous clique are Lisa Murkowski, Richard Burr, Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, Rob Portman, Cory Gardner, Pat Toomey, and Marco Rubio.
Collins is up for reelection this year and it is one seat that might as well go to a Democrat because what’s the difference?