Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) came under withering attack on Twitter Sunday morning after she tried to undermine the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan 6th that sent her and her colleagues fleeing for their lives.
During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Collins -- as she is known to do -- expressed concern with the make-up of the committee and skipped over the fact the Republican leadership has opposed it at every chance and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tried to put at least one possibly complicit Republican, Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) on it.
Speaking with Tapper, the Maine Republican stated, "I think it would have had far more credibility than Speaker Pelosi's partisan committee that she has set up but we should have had a 9/11 style commission to fully look at what happened."
According to one Collins critic, she is still an embarrassment to her state.
You can see some comments below:
@atrupar So Susan Collins, like always, says a whole bunch of nothing.— A Hopeful Citizen (@A Hopeful Citizen) 1627824671.0
@atrupar There truly is no bottom with republicans. There no low too low.— Undisillusioned (@Undisillusioned) 1627824344.0
Susan Collins has dropped her paper-thin mask entirely. She’s in favor of putting insurrectionist treason co-conspi… https://t.co/Q47XwUFSCG— Eric Garland (@Eric Garland) 1627825210.0
@atrupar What planet is she living on? It isn't this one.— Mara McGuire stands with the Capitol Police (@Mara McGuire stands with the Capitol Police) 1627826067.0
@atrupar They declined a bipartisan committee. Now they complain there should be a bipartisan committee. The gasl… https://t.co/tDXJpoCyDQ— Danno (@Danno) 1627825945.0
@atrupar Who cares what Susan Collins thinks...wasn't she the one that thought Trump had learned his lesson after the first Impeachment...🥴— Dufus Rigamaroll (@Dufus Rigamaroll) 1627826776.0
@atrupar Can we stop asking her opinion on anything? She has been on the wrong side of history for each event. Move on.— Will (@Will) 1627827816.0
@atrupar She’s very disappointed that Gym the Jacketless Screamer wasn’t on the committee! I mean, he’s only a mat… https://t.co/wN3mcpkzuC— Jo (@Jo) 1627824615.0
@atrupar What an embarrassment. People of Maine, you should be mortified by your representative.— Gary Haase (@Gary Haase) 1627825956.0
No other sound bite could more effectively illustrate the hypocrisy of Susan Collins.— A Hopeful Citizen (@A Hopeful Citizen) 1627827909.0
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday suggested that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is a "convenient" way for Democrats to cheat in the 2022 midterm elections over a year from now.
"It's all quite convenient with a year to go before the midterm elections," Bartiromo told Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). "It doesn't appear the Democrats can win on policy so what are we going to do? Have a lockdown in the summer of 2022 so that we ensure mail-in ballots are flowing from empty parking lots and dead people?"
"You're right on line on that, Maria," Barrasso agreed, "which is why I see what the Democrats are trying to do now. They have a two-pronged approach. The one is the very liberal policies that are coming forward on amnesty and on the civilian climate core. The things that are expensive, that we can't afford, that are bad for the country, bad policy."
"And then there's this second track," he continued, "which is to undermine election and integrity of elections in this country, making it easier for Democrats to cheat. That's their number one priority."
Watch the video below from Fox News.
WATCH: CNN's Tapper repeatedly fact checks Susan Collins after she criticizes the House Capitol riot committee
CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper was forced to repeatedly stop Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in her tracks on Sunday morning after she criticized how the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6th commission was put together.
After watching a clip of one of the Capitol policemen harshly criticizing lawmakers who have not backed them after the riot, Collins was quick to state she always backed a "9/11-style" committee, but then she tried to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for how the committee was put together.
That was when Tapper pushed back.
"I fought very hard to have an independent, bipartisan, non-partisan outside commission to look at all of the events of that day and I'm very disappointed that it was not approved," Collins remarked. "I think it would have had far more credibility than Speaker Pelosi's partisan committee that she has set up but we should have had a 9/11 style commission to fully look at what happened."
"Yeah, uh, Mitch McConnell opposed it and that's why it didn't happen," Tapper shot back. He then pointed out, "There are two Republicans on the committee, [Rep. Liz] Cheney and [Rep. Adam] Kinzinger. Do you have faith in them?"
"I respect both of them but I do not think it was right for the speaker to decide which Republicans should be on the committee -- normally you have a select committee. the minority leader and the speaker get to pick the members," she attempted.
"Yeah, I mean, just -- the reason she did that is because at least two of the members McCarthy picked to be on the committee are election liars," Tapper reminded her before adding, "Jim Jordan is possibly a material witness. He spoke with Trump that day."
"There were many communications with President Trump that day," she began before switching gears away from Jordan and continuing, "Look, as you know, I believe that he -- that while the rioters are primarily responsible for what happened, there's no doubt in my mind that President Trump helped instigate and motivate the rioters and that's one reason I voted to impeach him. The hallmark of our democracy is the peaceful transfer of power, and for anyone, the rioters, the president, anyone to try to interfere with the electoral college count is completely unacceptable."
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