Susan Collins is one of the most even tempered Senators in the country.
She received credible death threats during the Kavanaugh hearings, yet she never lost her composure.
On Monday, she let Democrats have it over stalling the Coronavirus relief package. No one has ever seen her this mad.
The Daily Caller has the story:
‘Is That What We’ve Come To?’: Susan Collins Unloads On Senate Democrats For Blocking Coronavirus Deal
Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins let loose on her Democratic colleagues Monday, criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer directly over the failed coronavirus deal.
Collins took the floor to express her disappointment over Senate Democrats blocking the bill — which they claim includes too many “corporate” protections rather than protections for workers — as well as her anger at Schumer for attempting to prevent her from speaking.
After being blocked by Schumer once, Collins finally took the floor to speak her piece.
“We are in the midst of a crisis in our country, a crisis caused by the coronavirus. I cannot believe that the answer to this crisis as we move to address the economic consequences that are so severe for the people of this country that the answer from our friends on the other side of the aisle is delay, delay, delay. No sense of urgency. No hurry,” Collins began, shaking her head.
“Never, never have I seen Republicans and Democrats fail to come together when confronted with a crisis,” Collins explained. “We did so after 9/11. We did so with the financial meltdown in 2008. Here we are facing an enemy that is invisible but equally devastating to the health of our people and to the health of our economy.”
Watch the two videos below:
"Is that what we've come to?"
Sen. Susan Collins sounds off on the Democrat leaders who blew up hard bipartisan work in the midst of a crisis
Schumer even objected to convening at 9 a.m. this morning
"We don't have another day. We don't have another hour."
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 23, 2020
“I cannot believe the [Democrat] objections to proceeding to this package… Don’t we want to act quickly to provide relief to the American workers? This is disgraceful.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 23, 2020
You know things are serious when Susan Collins is this visibly angry.