Maine Senator Susan Collins Pens Blistering Indictment of Trump, Yet Heck Still Aboard Trump Bandwagon
Yesterday, Susan Collins (R-ME) became the latest Senate Republican to denounce Donald Trump’s candidacy in an op-ed in the Washington Post, joining Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) among other Republicans. Nevada Senator Joe Heck, however, remains firmly aboard the Trump bandwagon.
Senator Collins’ piece chronicles how she came to the conclusion that “Mr. Trump lacks the temperament, self-discipline and judgment required to be president.” She writes:
I had hoped that we would see a “new” Donald Trump as a general-election candidate — one who would focus on jobs and the economy, tone down his rhetoric, develop more thoughtful policies and, yes, apologize for ill-tempered rants. But the unpleasant reality that I have had to accept is that there will be no “new” Donald Trump, just the same candidate who will slash and burn and trample anything and anyone he perceives as being in his way or an easy scapegoat. Regrettably, his essential character appears to be fixed, and he seems incapable of change or growth.
Viridiana Vidal, Nevada’s Voice State Director said, “The fact that Joe Heck is blindly following Donald Trump shows that he lacks the character needed to represent Nevadans in the Senate. By not standing against Trump, Heck is showing us he is not cut out to be a leader in our state or in our country.”