Maine Senator Susan Collins Pens Blistering Indictment of Trump, Yet Burr 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.  North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, however, remains firmly aboard the Trump bandwagon.… Continue »

Maine Senator Susan Collins Pens Blistering Indictment of Trump, Yet Portman 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.  Ohio Senator Rob Portman, however, remains firmly aboard the Trump bandwagon. Senator… Continue »

Sen. Susan Collins’ anti-immigrant bill, which did not receive the votes needed to move toward passage today, tried to gain support from Republicans and moderate Democrats by claiming that it would not affect DACAmented DREAMers, even as it sought to deport older DREAMers and immigrant parents.  As we noted in our press statement today, it… Continue »

If the GOP Wants to Address Nation’s Immigration Problems, then They Should Give Up on Mass-Deportation Measures and Be Prepared for a Debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Today, the Senate voted to block debate on an extreme anti-immigration measure by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)—legislation designed to take away the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs… Continue »

For Third Time This Week, Senate Tries and Fails on DHS Bill Loaded Up With Anti-Immigrant Poison Pills Only Path Forward is a Clean Funding Bill – ASAP Today, for the third time this week, Senate Republicans failed to advance a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that includes House-passed riders to block President… Continue »

A Tea Party-sponsored call last night featuring Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)’s communication director and the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector also featured an alleged “joke” about shooting Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) over her potential support for immigration reform. According to Think Progress, this is what happened when the moderator opened up the phone lines to callers:… Continue »