Susan Collins Working With ‘Small Group’ Of GOP Senators To Rally Support For Impeachment Witnesses

(Breitbart) – Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is reportedly working with a “fairly small group” of Republican senators to garner support for impeachment witnesses.

The moderate Republican, who signaled that she is open to witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial, told reporters on Friday that she is working with a “fairly small group” of GOP senators as part of an effort to solidify support for witnesses in the impeachment trial in the Senate.

“I am hopeful that we can reach an agreement on how to proceed with the trial that will allow the opportunity for both the House and the president’s counsel if they choose to do so,” Collins said, according to Bangor Daily News.

While Collins did not indicate how many GOP senators comprised her group, she stressed that lawmakers should be “completely open to calling witnesses.”

Collins, along with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), solidified Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) upper hand in the Senate after agreeing that the Senate should follow the precedent of former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial and make a decision on witnesses after opening arguments, rather than reaching a pre-trial agreement, which Democrats pushed.

“The process moved to a period during which the Senate debated and voted that three witnesses should be deposed. I believe that this process — the Clinton approach — worked well,” Collins told reporters, according to the Hill.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to transmit the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber this coming week.

“I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues.

“I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting,” she added.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. “I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues.”

    If there were a Huose Democrat with a brain in their head they would bring to the Floor next week a resolution to repeal the Articles of Impeachment and get to work on The People’s Business!!!

  2. With the necessary majority in the House, the Democrats have the tools to torture both the President and the real Patriots of this country. As soon as the Articles are sent over to the Senate, dismiss them and do the same thing EVERY time it happens.

    Collins, Romney and the other two need to be voted out.

    Take this country back!

  3. Republicans should announce that if witness are called Schiff a, the Whistler Blower and both Biden’s will be called.

  4. I say let the impeachment go to the senate and let Collins, Romney, etc vote with the Demon rats to remove trump from office. Vice President pence then becomes president and appoints trump to become the Vice President. President pence then resigns making trump the president again and he appoints pence to become the Vice President again lol. Watch the liberals heads explode. Get the popcorn ready. Welcome to the greatest show on earth

  5. To Carol H
    No Carol. I spent 20 yrs in law enforcement listening to inept prosecutors continuously saying ” well, if you have nothing to hide why won’t you talk to us”? In the case of law enforcement it’s usually because the Investigation showed no evidence and the prosecutor was grasping at straws. That is exactly what is happening here. Also, lost in all of the bleating by the dems and waffling by some weak repubs is the Executive Privilege rules and the Constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure, and the protection against self incrimination. Whether or not you have committed ANY crime you have rights. In trial curiosity doesn’t cut it. The dem house botched their investigation because of extreme partisanship and haste. Now they want the Senate to step out of it’s lane and cleanup their mess!

  6. I will make it a point to NEVER buy a product coming out of Maine for any reason whatsoever. The loser voters of Maine who keep sending this obstructionist pos back to DC deserve NO MERCY from the rest of the country.

    BOYCOTT EVERYTHING MAINE!

  7. arnold swanson -troll-paid by the evil one–s-r-s___
    probably get scrubbed if i wrote the evil ones name but we
    all know who is behind all this impeachment b/s

  8. Who keeps electing this bimbo? The people of ME should be ashamed to have this out-of-touch canker, this stain on the Repub party.

  9. What I want to know is when the people of the state she’s from or going to get rid of this Chamaeleon communist piece of trash. She is nothing but a wolf in sheep‘s clothing a democrat that hides behind Republican clothes!

  10. Is this impeachment hearing in the Senate a trail or not? If so why would the defense be expected to do the prosecutor’s job for him. The house screwed this up about as badly as it could be screwed up. Rep Schiff had every opportunity to get the witnesses he wanted but he refused to use the third branch of government, the Judiciary because he was in a rush to impeach. In the courts he would have won some and lost some. It is not the Senates job to work his case for him. This president and every president must have confidants and advisers whose counsel in national security matters is completely confidential and protected by executive privilege.
    Senator McConnell has stated that the majority has agreed to use the same format for this impeachment trial as for the Clinton trial. As I understand it you will be able to determine later during proceeding if witnesses will be called and who they will be. I just hope it is not turned into a circus that embarrasses this country to the world!!!

  11. Today is the 25th day for the senate to received the papers from Pelosi and if not received they said that they will proceed with this false impeachment (witch hunt) without her papers to end this waste of our tax payers dollars.

  12. Today is the 25th day and if not received by the Senate today they said that they will proceed without her papers and put an end this false impeachment (witch hunt)

  13. Collins is the picture I see with the comment by Mark Twain on pol(cats) like this RINO.
    Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.
    – What Is Man?

    …the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes.
    – Letter fragment, 1891

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
    – Mark Twain, a Biography

    Congressman is the trivialist distinction for a full grown man.
    – Notebook #14, Nov. 1877 – July 1878

    All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.
    – Mark Twain’s Autobiography; also in Mark Twain in Eruption
    The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn’t leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell whether–Well, you’d think it was something valuable, and a Congressman had been there.
    – Mark Twain’s Speeches, “The Weather”

    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
    – Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar

    It is the foreign element that commits our crimes. There is no native criminal class except Congress.
    – More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927

    Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues.
    – Notebook, 1868

    …I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman.
    – “Foster’s Case,” New York Tribune, 10 March 1873

    I rest my case.

  14. I do not understand why the GOP wouldn’t want to question witnesses. They complained during the first part when the House wouldn’t allow it. Wouldn’t it be an opportunity to expose the wrong doings of the left or the House?

    • Why do what the house wanted, to let the senate have withnesses and refused to let the senate do, so why give in to them to try and add more false claims.

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