Disregarding her oath of office, Sen. Collins seemed to call for suspending the Constitution over the weekend, using the platform of the GOP weekly radio address to endorse a reactionary pick-and-choose approach to the rule of law.
Or maybe she was just very, very confused.
Either way, where are the pointed questions? The condemnations?
The MCLU has spoken. But when a sitting US senator calls for the suspension of fundamental constitutional protections--and literally centuries of settled law--wouldn't it make sense for other officials in her state to stand up and call her out? To push back against the offensive, irresponsible rhetoric?
And yet I haven't been able to track down a single reaction from any Maine political figure of any stature.
The silence is appalling. And dangerous.