What do Donald Trump and Susan Collins have in common? They’re both serial liars. They both propped up mentally unstable sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh. And now they’re both on track to lose in November, because people have simply had enough of their villainous nonsense. Now they’re predictably taking it out on each other.
There’s growing buzz that Susan Collins may vote against Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett, in a last ditch attempt at salvaging her failing Senate reelection campaign. Now Trump is firing back at her, tweeting: “There is a nasty rumor out there that @SenatorCollins of Maine will not be supporting our great United States Supreme Court Nominee. Well, she didn’t support Healthcare or my opening up 5000 square miles of Ocean to Maine, so why should this be any different. Not worth the work!”
To be clear, this isn’t some choreographed thing aimed at strategically helping them both. Trump is actively harming Collins’ reelection prospects by telling his supporters in Maine not to bother voting for her. This is an ugly feud between two desperate Republicans who are losing and taking it out on each other.
This comes shortly after GOP Senator Ben Sasse ripped Trump to pieces on a conference call with constituents, knowing it would leak. Look for more of this as we get closer to election day. As more Republicans in the House and Senate conclude that Trump is going to lose, they’ll begin trying to incrementally distance themselves from him, and he’ll respond by viciously attacking them and trying to hurt their viability. It’s going to get ugly.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report