Some American leaders are willing to sacrifice everything, even their lives, for justice and the American ideal of equality and brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X made the ultimate sacrifice, and the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was willing to do so, as well, having been attacked and beaten nearly to death for marching in support of black Americans’ voting rights.
Susan Collins isn’t even willing to risk losing the next election to stand up to injustice and corruption in American politics, yet she tried praising Lewis for his sacrifices. Twitter was not pleased.
At a time when the country most needed its president to be held accountable for his actions, actions he took to extort a foreign country for help in the 2020 elections against Joe Biden, Collins (R-ME) wasn’t brave enough to sacrifice the votes of Trump supporters to stand up to him. When women all over the country protested the confirmation of a credibly alleged attempted rapist to the Supreme Court, Collins wasn’t willing to sacrifice the support she had from Republicans in the Senate to support those women. She is the last person imaginable, other than maybe Donald Trump himself, who should be speaking about sacrifice, or honor, or even civil rights at all.
After all, she stands as a member of a party desperate to suppress voting rights. A bill to expand the right to vote to all Americans has sat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk for some months now, and Collins has never spoken up in support of it or called for it to come to the Senate floor for a vote.
John Lewis was the epitome of sacrifice and courage. Susan Collins is likely to be mentioned in a dictionary next to the word “cowardice.”
Twitter was not at all receptive to Collins’ attempts to eulogize Rep. Lewis. Read some of their comments below:
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