Shorter Verbatim Susan Collins: “I feel I have to vote for the Blunt amendment with the hope that its scope will be further narrowed and refined as the legislative process proceeds.” Oh.
One wonders if this justification is intentionally incoherent, so that the Maine voters who inexplicably think they’re sending a “moderate” to Washington can actually visualize Mitch McConnell dunking her head in a sink while she’s saying it.
…this is also a good point. In general, I wish the Democrats had a more unified caucus, but it’s hard to see how McConnell dunking Brown’s head in the fountain actually makes any sense from his perspective. What’s the point in making someone facing a tough race vote for an extremely unpopular amendment that won’t pass?