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Fox News Martha MacCallum played the Maine senator two voicemails that used expletives to express their displeasure with her decision.
Wow, what a vile piece of garbage you are, Susan Collins…I sure hope you didnt breed, one voicemail says. I sure hope you dont have children or grandchildren because their future is [expletive].
You are a traitor traitor that you support people like Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinSham acquittal will come back to bite GOP Politicizing the Holocaust is a danger to us allRubio: Impeachable actions don’t necessarily mean a president should be removedMORE and Donald Trump, it continues.
Another voicemail said, Youre going to lose, Susan Collins. Youre going to lose. Youre just a little [expletive] for Donald Trump.
This is a continuation of the kind of abuse and harassment that has occurred for my staff, my family and me since my vote for Justice Kavanaugh, Collins responded on The Story With Martha MacCallum.
And I think its a sad commentary that we cant have differences of opinion without resorting to profanity to death threats to vile language, she added. And yet it seems we lost the ability in this country to disagree respectfully.
Collins, who is up for reelection this year, said Tuesday that it was wrong for President Trump to discuss former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg maintains slim lead after second round of Iowa results releasedTrump touts achievements on eve of impeachment verdictTrump bashes ‘Medicare for All’ in swipe at Sanders MORE on his call in question with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But she said the House did not take all the necessary steps to prove the president committed a crime to justify removal from office.
The Senate ended up acquitting Trump of both articles of impeachment Wednesday, mainly along partisan lines, with Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySusan Collins challenger: ‘I would vote to remove’ TrumpGOP senators label Trump’s behavior ‘shameful’ but not impeachableCollins will vote to acquit TrumpMORE (R-Utah) straying from the GOP in his vote to convict Trump for abuse of power.