As cases of COVID-19 begin to rise again, with a current death toll of 130,000 and close to a thousand more each day, it’s going to be very difficult for any Republican politician to convince voters that they’re concerned about their plight. After all, if they stood with Donald Trump through his multiple instances of corruption and obstruction, they enabled this pandemic to reach this scope.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tweeted a dire Fourth of July message about the tragedies facing Americans, mostly tragedies involving economic strain with no mention of deaths or the families mourning loved ones. She then tried promoting herself and a bill she’s helping to write for small business owners while her party refuses to vote on another stimulus package for all Americans.
Had Collins stood up to Trump after his impeachment for extorting the president of Ukraine, or had Collins stood up to Trump during the Mueller investigation hearings, more people might actually accept that she’s “concerned,” but her tendency to walk party lines in a part that has convinced some Americans that the pandemic is a hoax and that putting other people’s lives at risk is worth the money and a haircut and a trip to the local bar has many people unconvinced of her “concern.” After all, she had a chance to stop this in January, but refused to make her voice heard in efforts to remove a corrupt president. She’s feeling that decision in 2020 polls, as well, where her challenger is outraising her and beating her in the polls by a wide margin.
Twitter let Collins know that they aren’t buying her attempts to promote herself or pretend that she didn’t enable this crisis. Read some of their comments below:
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