Susan Collins is not only a terrible Senator, but she is a terrible judge of character.
Courtesy of TPM:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) insists President Donald Trump has learned his lesson after the House impeachment, to which Trump says: Actually Susan, I haven’t learned anything.
Collins, who has announced she will acquit Trump in the Senate impeachment trial, told CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell on Tuesday that while Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president was “far from a perfect call,” she believes that Trump “has learned from this case.”
“The President has been impeached,” the Maine Republican said. “That’s a pretty big lesson.”
“I’m voting to acquit because I do not believe that the behavior alleged reached the high bar in the Constitution for overturning an election and removing a duly elected president,” she continued.
“But the President says he did nothing wrong. Why do you think he learned something?” asked O’Donnell.
“He was impeached and has been criticism by both Republican and Democratic senators of his call,” Collins responded. “I believe he will be much more cautious in the future.”
That is so incredibly naive that it almost sounds as if Senator Collins has been in a coma for the last three years and still thinks he functions as a normal human being.
Trump was quick to offer evidence to the contrary:
“It was a perfect call,” he said for the hundredth time when asked about Collins’ comments during a White House lunch with reporters, according to the Washington Post.
Then this morning Trump removed any doubt that he was contrite or felt chastised by the decion to impeach him.
President Trump holds up newspapers with “ACQUITTED” and “Trump Acquitted” headline at #NationalPrayerBreakfast.
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 6, 2020
Yeah, that is not a man who learned a goddamn thing.
And hopefully what the people of Maine learned about their Senator is that she lacks the judgment to do the job effectively.