She’s back at it, Susan Collins is. Shaking her head in woe that politics has to enter into (checks notes) her job as a politician. (This puts her hovering between yellow and orange on the Fret Level chart.) Particularly when that job should involve taking action on laws to stop the mass slaughter of dozens of people. And when that slaughter involved a shooter parroting the very political words of the very partisan leader of her party.
“Surely this is the time when we could put aside politics and come together,” she told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show, “and our leaders could act as one to give our condolences to the victims’ families and it’s just, it’s extremely disappointing.”
So, so extremely disappointing. No, not the politics. The fact that Collins can’t even break out of her mind-numbingly predictable schtick to recognize the magnitude of political life in 2019. That she can’t comprehend, or acknowledge, that she has the power to fix this. She’s one of the 53 people in charge of the one part of our government that can say “Enough.” If she had one iota of the decency she’s preaching right now, she would be the catalyst for the Republicans who want to act, who need to act to save their own seats. But of course, she won’t do that.
Instead, this is what she says: “There are times for political debate, but this is not one of them.”
It’s never time for political debate for Collins. Because she’s weak and she’s scared and she’s ultimately useless.
NEW: After two mass shootings, @SenatorCollins thinks it’s "extremely disappointing" that people are calling for gun reform.
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) August 7, 2019