Susan Collins Snaps At Report Who Asks If Trump ‘Learned His Lesson’ After DOJ Scandal
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was bombarded with questions about Donald Trump’s conduct on Wednesday just a week after the Maine Republican claimed that she acquitted Trump because she felt he had learned his lesson already.
Collins snapped at those reporters who linked her acquittal vote to Trump’s continued subversion of the Justice Department.
Collins’ remarks came after Trump was accused of pressing Attorney General William Barr and the DOJ to reduce the sentencing recommendations for longtime friend Roger Stone, who was initially sentenced to seven to nine years in prison.
catch that chyron: "GOP Sen. Collins Won't Say If Trump Learned Any Lessons After Acquittal."
— Lauren Passalacqua (@laurenvpass) February 12, 2020
Senator Susan Collins says "the President should not have gotten involved" in the Roger Stone sentencing, but objects to reporters tying Trump's later actions to her impeachment acquittal vote. She says that vote was solely based on House managers not making the impeachment case.
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) February 12, 2020
Susan Collins just now on Roger Stone case: “The president should not have gotten involved”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 12, 2020
.@SenatorCollins vents a little at reporters – in a Susan Collins-ish way – saying her vote against impeaching Trump “wasn’t based on predicting his future behavior.”
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) February 12, 2020