Sen. Susan Collins, one of the Republican Senators who voted to convict Former President Trump, is a high-ranking member of the negotiating team currently in talks with the White House over the so-called infrastructure bill. Apparently she was tasked with getting on TV to extol the virtues of this bill, and inform the American people it’s only a matter of time before it gets passed.
Little does she know, the American people don’t care. They are only concerned with the inflation spike that will come as a result.
“Overnight we’ve been finishing up the spending provisions, appropriations provisions, and marrying them to the bill. We really are just about finished,” Collins revealed.
“We really are just about finished,” GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she expects the bipartisan infrastructure bill will be done by the end of the week and believes that at least 10 Republican senators are onboard to vote for the legislation. pic.twitter.com/jhJuciHoey
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The measure, she added, will come with GOP support because it is “good for America.”
Former President Donald Trump last week vowed to help defeat GOP senators who support the bipartisan bill, but Collins said senators will need to make their own decision and weigh the legislation’s benefits to their states.
However, the leading RINO said that at least 10 of her Republican colleagues are on board with the bill and plan to vote affirmatively to pass it.
“I have worked with the members of our group so that we have a state-by-state analysis and in the end, I think we will have more than 10 Republicans who support the bill,” she said. “It’s worth pointing out that President Trump proposed an infrastructure package of $1.5 trillion so he, too, at one point recognized the need for investment in infrastructure.”
Collins also discussed last week’s testimony before the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6. She admitted to meeting with certain Capitol police officers, at least one of whom testified before Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 commission. Collins stressed the need for added security and funding for the force, claiming they “risked their lives defending everybody who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6″ despite Collins be nowhere near the action.help, as they risked their lives to defend everybody who was in the Capitol that day, including me.”
However, she said she thinks that a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission to investigate the events of that day should have been formed rather than “Speaker Pelosi’s partisan committee.”
“I do not think it was right for the Speaker to decide which Republicans should be on the committee,” says GOP Sen. Susan Collins on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to reject two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks for the Jan. 6 select committee. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/qNS4N2Ep2C
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She added that she respects GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the only Republicans on the committee, but she does not think it was right for Pelosi to reject House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s choices for the panel, even with the potential that Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the rejected picks, could be called to testify about his conversations with Trump on Jan. 6.
Susan Collins calls the Jan. 6 select committee "partisan," says "I do not think it was right" for Pelosi to block Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from serving on it.
On Jordan potentially being a material witness: "Well, there were many communications with President Trump that day." pic.twitter.com/R392tFfmBT
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 1, 2021
Author: Nolan Sheridan