July 29, 2020

Maine has a long history of independent Senators who, when necessary, have bucked their party and done the right thing for Maine and the country. Margaret Chase Smith called out Joseph McCarthy in the 1950's, another Republican Senator directly on the senate floor in her famous 'Declaration of Conscience.' In a time of national upheaval, she stood up.

Alas, Maine doesn't have a Republican Senator with integrity who will speak out this time. They have Susan Collins. And we are all the poorer as a result.

You can do a lot better than this, Maine.

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