That is one in all her “upset” faces.
“Me, me, me, me, me,” Sen. Susan Collins moans. “Why, oh why, should I’ve to marketing campaign for my Senate seat and why are individuals being imply to me?” She actually simply cannot think about that anybody would really query her votes or oppose her. That is not the way it’s imagined to work for her. And it is ALL about her.
“I’ve by no means had a lot cash spent in opposition to me in unfavourable adverts so early. It is roughly $1.5 million in false assault adverts on tv, on the web. It is simply been continuous,” she moaned on a radio present final week in Maine. “Individuals ought to know the place this cash is coming from. I believe we should always have a stage taking part in discipline and I’d help a invoice to require all teams to reveal their donors.”
Uh, huh. As if the darkish GOP cash wasn’t pouring in to prop her up wasn’t a factor. As if she hadn’t gotten her begin in politics from gun cash and as if hadn’t been absolutely rewarded by darkish cash teams just like the Judicial Disaster Community for her judicial votes, notably approving Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Courtroom.
She says she needs full disclosure on funders. “There’s all these teams, Maine Momentum, Physician Affected person Unity. Who’re they? The place’s their cash coming from?” she lamented on the radio present. Are you able to hear her disappointment? “I believe they need to should disclose the place the supply of their cash is coming from, no matter whether or not they have been for me or in opposition to me. However they’ve all been in opposition to me thus far,” she whined. For the file: They have not all been in opposition to her.
And as for that bit about “they need to should disclose the place the supply of their cash is coming from”? Guess who has by no means voted for the DISCLOSE Act, laws which has been launched and delivered to the Senate ground a number of occasions to ascertain further disclosure necessities on organizations spending in federal elections. You do not have to guess. You realize its Collins, who by the way in which additionally voted for John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Courtroom, clearing the way in which for the Residents United ruling and the top to significant marketing campaign finance legal guidelines.
She needs her cake—being a loyal Republican foot soldier for Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell and reaping the rewards for it—and to eat it, too, by taking part in the sufferer of this technique that she helped create. She’s gotten away with it for this lengthy, however no extra.
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