Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) expressed anger at members of the press on Wednesday for linking her vote to acquit President Donald Trump to his 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 found guilty of witness tampering in former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Collins is on record defending her acquittal vote with the argument that the president had learned his lesson. But on Wednesday, she insisted that her vote could not predict Trump's future actions.
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catch that chyron: "GOP Sen. Collins Won't Say If Trump Learned Any Lessons After Acquittal." of course, last week… https://t.co/gZdzJy7rm6— Lauren Passalacqua (@Lauren Passalacqua) 1581523115.0
Senator Susan Collins says "the President should not have gotten involved" in the Roger Stone sentencing, but objec… https://t.co/X2WfW8I9yH— Paul McLeod (@Paul McLeod) 1581527337.0
Susan Collins just now on Roger Stone case: “The president should not have gotten involved”— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1581527352.0
.@SenatorCollins vents a little at reporters - in a Susan Collins-ish way - saying her vote against impeaching Trum… https://t.co/et0i08o8S5— John Bresnahan (@John Bresnahan) 1581527367.0