During an MSNBC panel discussion over whether Republicans in Congress will push back at Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency, a conservative commentator said that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is likely to be booted from office in 2020 if she doesn’t take a firm stand against the president.
Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin predicted a dark future for multiple GOP senators facing re-election in what she called “purple states.”
“We have a House of Representatives that’s actually doing its job — that makes a big difference,” Rubin explained. “Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will get the resolution passed that will disable this emergency and then force members of the Senate to vote.”
“I am not optimistic that it will pass or pass with a veto-proof majority which they eventually need and I think there is a penalty to be paid,” she continued. “Susan Collins will be toast. I think Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) will be toast. Sen. Tom Tillis (R-NC) will be toast. These are senators up in purple or bluish states.”
Watch the video below via MSNBC: