We are sending this along to you because Senator Susan Collins has been under relentless attack from Democrats for supporting President-Elect Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions.
Today during The Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Senator’s nomination Senator Collins had nothing but kind words for her colleague, stating:
“Jeff Sessions and I were first sworn into the United States Senate on the very same day. In the 20 years since, we have worked closely on some issues and on opposite sides on others. In fact, it would be fair to say that we have had our share of vigorous debates and policy disagreements.
“Through these experiences, I have come to know Senator Sessions professionally as a trusted colleague and personally as a good friend. I can vouch confidently for the fact that Jeff Sessions is a person of integrity, a principled leader, and a dedicated public servant…
“In 1980, long before he ran for the Senate or even dreamed of being Attorney General, Jeff Sessions sponsored the first African-American member of the Mobile Lions Club. As U.S. Attorney, he provided leadership in the successful convictions of two Ku Klux Klan members who had murdered an African-American teenager. As the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2009, he appointed the first African-American to serve as Chief Counsel to the Republican members. These are not the actions of an individual who is motivated by racial animus.”
Unsurprisingly, in continuing their attack on President-Elect Trump, the DNC has encouraged its members, state parties and affiliated organizations to take action against Senator Collins in the form of relentless phone calls and messages.
As a long standing and highly respected member of the U.S. Senate, Senator Collins’ endorsement of Senator Sessions for Attorney General carries significant weight. It is disappointing and disheartening to see her character being so viciously attacked here in Maine by people like ethically-challenged Diane Russell, who issued an unsurprisingly crass and slanderous quote to the Portland Press Herald, “She never sticks her nose out for anything. She sits on the fence until the last moment and talks out both sides of her mouth. So why would she pick the most racist, homophobic person to suddenly come out of her shell for?”
It is our responsibility as Republicans to not only support our President-Elect, but to also support his judgment when it comes to his administration. Senator Collins didn’t have to voice her support for Senator Sessions but she did. In doing so she opened herself up to attacks from left-wing groups and individuals who are still stuck in a pre-election mindset.
The Maine Republican Party stands with Senator Collins in her support of President-Elect Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions.
If you feel the same way, please contact Senator Collins’ office and thank her for her strong support:
Main: (207) 780-3575
Main: (207) 622-8414
Main: (207) 945-0417
Main: (202) 224-2523
Thank you for your support,