Why Senator Collins' reluctance is forgivable

Monday, September 28, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Kavanaugh with Susan CollinsA pro-family organization in Maine is endorsing Senator Susan Collins' re-election effort, despite her reluctance to fast-track the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Senator Collins (R), who is in a tough re-election campaign, says Republicans should hold off on voting to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the 2020 elections.

But even without Collins, the Republicans have enough votes to get the seat filled, so Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, thinks voters should cut Senator Collins some slack.

"We do believe that she is courting the middle voters here in a liberal state that she needs in order to be elected, and for some folks, that's a pretty pragmatic position," Conley comments. "We are saying that it's a position with merit when you consider the long-term implications of sending her back to Washington."

Conley, Carroll (Christian Civic League of Maine)As for the Supreme Court nomination, Conley says it is absolutely essential to have a new justice seated before the election.

"I believe the Republicans do have the responsibility to prepare for this looming constitutional crisis. We cannot face this crisis with a 4-4 court," he asserts. "There will just be a disaster."

Conley adds that the swift confirmation of a new justice is the "constitutional responsibility" of the Senate and the president.

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