Susan Collins Reminds Chuck Schumer of His Failure to Defeat Her

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Posted: Mar 10, 2021 10:20 AM
Susan Collins Reminds Chuck Schumer of His Failure to Defeat Her

Source: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took a swing at Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) after the Senate passed Democrats’ coronavirus relief package. Schumer faulted Collins for his party being forced to compromise on unnecessary spending within the legislation, telling CNN that it was a “mistake” to reelect Collins to the upper chamber.

Fresh off of a 9-point victory, Collins called Schumer’s comments about her “bizarre,” and reminded him that he tried, and failed, to defeat her. Schumer pumped millions of dollars into Collins’ opponent, as pundits were certain that Democrats would take the seat, only to lose by a substantial margin.

 “I think it reflects regrettably, his inability to accept the fact that despite pouring $100 million into defeating me, the people of Maine said: No. And reelected me to a historic 5th term,” Collins said on Wednesday morning.

Upon winning a 5th term by a resounding margin, Collins criticized the Democratic leader for "disgraceful campaign tactics" and "blatant lies" as he sought to unseat her.