Trump is trying to woo the Senators who will make up his impeachment trial jury as he had lunch with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT).
Maine’s senior senator will be one of the Republicans to meet with President Donald Trump this week as impeachment inquiry hearings continue.
Collins, whose seat is expected to be one of the most expensive and competitive next year, has refused to comment on the impeachment hearings, citing her view that she will serve as a juror in the Senate trial, should the House vote that the president should be impeached. How her decision on impeachment affects her re-election — which she hasn’t formally announced — has been a topic of debate.
Republican impeachment jurors are having lunch with the president who will be on trial, just all juries that hang out with defendants and then render an impartial verdict based on the evidence. Susan Collins is trying to sell her undecided on impeachment schtick in a bid to save her seat in 2020, but her actions speak louder than words.
When Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she showed every voter in Maine who she really was. Sen. Collins has decided that cozying up to Trump is the only way to save her Senate seat in 2020.
Her logic has the same flaw that doomed Republican gubernatorial candidates in Kentucky and Lousiana recently, and it could cost Susan Collins her Senate seat in 2020.