Yesterday, during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-Alabama) nomination for U.S. Attorney General, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) 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.”
Sen. Collins’ endorsement of Sen. Sessions for U.S. Attorney General carries significant weight. She didn’t have to voice her opinion, but she did. By doing so, she has fallen under vicious attacks from ethically-challenged people here at home. (See Susan Collins’ Support for Jeff Sessions Sparks Protests in Maine, Washington)
Though we don’t always agree with Sen. Collins, it is exciting for Concerned Women for America of Maine to stand with Sen. Collins in her support of President-Elect Trump’s choice for U.S. Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions.
Stand with us! It is imperative that we support Sen. Collins at this time.
Please contact Senator Collins’ offices and thank her for her strong support:
Portland Office: (207) 780-3575
Augusta Office: (207) 622-8414
Bangor Office: (207) 945-0417
Washington D.C.: (202) 224-2523