Trump, fellow Republicans dig Susan Collins’ political grave just a bit bit deeper

The odious Sen. Josh Hawley from Missouri stepped in to rub Collin’s nostril in it just a little bit. “I’ll vote just for these Supreme Courtroom nominees who’ve explicitly acknowledged that Roe v. Wade is wrongly determined,” Hawley said in an interview with The Washington Publish. “By explicitly acknowledged, I imply on the document and earlier than they had been nominated.” That is the marker laid out for Trump and any nominee he may identify—all the teams Trump is attempting to court docket, to maintain on his group, will now level to that as their backside line.

That leaves Collins, and to a lesser extent her sorta pro-choice colleague Lisa Murkowski, hanging out to dry. And their fellow Republicans do not give a rattling. They will fortunately sacrifice these two. The most effective hope these two, however significantly Collins, had in a Trump regime was to go unbiased and attempt to create a “average” bloc with the likes of Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. It is too late for that, significantly for Collins.

She’s in a jam proper now, and attempting to get out of it solely makes it worse for her, as a result of she’s actually unhealthy at this politics factor. Each phrase out of her mouth is disingenuous, this supposed principled, unbiased average. Nevertheless it’s what she signed up for when she voted for Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.