Susan Collins not sure if Trump will be GOP nominee in 2020

Pauline Gross
August 22, 2017

Susan Collins' importance as a Republican swing vote in the U.S. Senate has the national media beating a path to her doorstep.

Collins on MSNBC said Trump "had an obligation, a moral obligation, to speak with absolute clarity from the very beginning" in his response to the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their conversation covered a wide range of topics touching on the war in Afghanistan, the opioid epidemic and her working relationship with Pres. Donald Trump.

Corey Lewandowski, President Trump's former campaign manager, said there is no question his old boss will be the GOP nominee in 2020 if he seeks reelection.

Susan Collins, the ME senator who has become an intraparty thorn in President Donald Trump's side, became the first GOP elected official to openly question whether he should be chosen to represent the party in the 2020 election.

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Asked in a Monday interview with MSNBC whether he'd be the GOP nominee in 2020, she responded, "It's too hard to say". Collins and Pres. Trump.

She's one of a handful of Republicans who voted against the GOP health care plan.

Collins admitted to Jackson that she hasn't yet decided what role she'll pursue as her political career moves forward.

"Unfortunately he wavered back and forth", Collins said. But the opportunity to work more directly with Mainers as Governor also sounded appealing to her. "And that was very hard for me to do, as a life-long Republican".

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