Susan Collins's Democratic Challenger Perfectly Slams Collins for Saying Trump 'Learned a Lesson' From Impeachment

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Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) continues to face bipartisan backlash for her votes during the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Republicans railed against Collins for voting to hear additional witnesses in the trial, but it was her vote to acquit the President—and her defense for doing so—that gave her Democratic Senate challenger the perfect ammo.


Collins said of Trump after announcing she'd to acquit:

"The President has been impeached. That's a pretty big lesson."

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Sara Gideon, is running against Collins in 2020. Collins is one of the lowest rated Senators in the entire country, so Gideon may have a real shot.

Especially if this latest campaign ad is any indication.

Watch below.

The ad highlights Collins' claim that Trump learned a lesson from impeachment.

Played alongside pundits noting how acquittal has only emboldened Trump, the ad highlights Collins' flakiness and her version of moderation, which appears to just be inaction.

If Twitter is any indication, Gideon will likely see a boost from the well-timed ad.







You can donate to Gideon's campaign here.

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According to reporting from The Tampa Bay Times, Republican party is once again using the census to bolster its interests.

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Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing justice, and threatening a witness last year. When prosecutors recommended a seven to nine year prison sentence, Trump fumed on Twitter and the Justice Department subsequently overrode the opinion of its prosecutors, who resigned in response.

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