Centrist GOP Senator Susan Collins sent a private letter to Chief Justice John Roberts during the Senate impeachment trial this week; saying she was “stunned” by Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s accusations of a Republican “cover-up” to protect the President.
“Sen. Susan Collins was ‘stunned’ by Rep. Jerry Nadler’s late-night diatribe this week against what he deemed a ‘cover-up’ by Senate Republicans for President Donald Trump — so much so that she wrote a note to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. But the Maine Republican said it will not affect her votes during the Senate’s impeachment trial,” reports Politico.
“It reminded me that if we were in a normal debate in the Senate, that the rule would be invoked to strike the words of the senator for impugning another senator. So I did write a note raising the issue of whether there’d been a violation of the rules,” Collins said. “I gave that note to Laura Dove and shortly thereafter the chief justice did admonish both sides. And I was glad that he did.”
“I’m going to cast my vote regardless of the congressman’s performance,” Collins said. “His negative comments about the Senate will not have any impact.”
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