One of the biggest RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) in Congress, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) appeared on the far-left “news” channel CNN with Jake Tapper to discuss current events.
During the interview, she was asked about the former Massachusetts Governor and now-Sen. Willard “Mitt” Romney (R-UT) being booed at the Republican Party of Utah state convention. Tapper said, “Let’s turn to the state of the Republican Party. Your fellow Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who I believe is a friend of yours, he was booed by delegates at the Utah Republican Convention yesterday. What was your reaction when you saw the clip of the vote for him being booed and the close vote to censure him?”
Romney was blasted as a “traitor” and a “communist” as he addressed the convention after voting twice to impeach President Donald Trump and voted against multiple priorities of the 45th President.
Collins said, “I was appalled. Mitt Romney is an outstanding senator who served his state and our country well. We, Republicans, need to remember that we are united by fundamental principles such as a belief in personal responsibility, individual freedom, opportunity, free markets, a strong national defense. Those are the principles that unite us. We are not a party that is led by just one person. There are many prominent upcoming younger men and women in our party who hold great promise for leading us. I think that all of us who abide by those principles should remember Ronald Reagan’s admonition to republicans that the person who agrees with you 70% or 80% of the time is your friend, not your enemy.”
When asked about RINO Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), once again Collins came to her defense, telling Tapper, “Collins said, “Liz Cheney is a woman of strength and conscience. And she did what she felt was right, and I salute her for that. We need to be accepting of differences in our party. We don’t want to become like too much of the Democratic Party, which has been taken over by the progressive left. We need to have room for a variety of views, especially since we adhere to those core principles that I mentioned earlier.”
Since the betrayal, Liz Cheney now has pro-Trump Republican challengers and she has even hinted at running for president in 2024 to save face.