Fox News contributor Guy Benson responded on Twitter on Wednesday to a new ad from The Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican political advisers who painted Sen. Susan Collins of R-Maine as a “treacherous” supporter of President Trump.
“[T]the notion that * Susan freaking Collins * is a treacherous Trump Bot who never hits a party and is dominated by men is deceptively offensive, “tweeted Benson, host of The Guy Benson Show” of Fox News Radio. “As a conservative, over the years, her voices have often frustrated me …”
Benson did not call Lincoln’s project by name, but instead referred to it as [clown] crews. “
The “Trump Stooge”; ad called Collins a “scam,” and her voice is controlled by Trump chief executive Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
“Susan Collins never gives up on Donald Trump,” the narrator said in an advertisement. “That’s why Maine is done with its weakness and apology.”
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Opinion polls suggest Collins is facing close races against Democrat Sarah Gideon in the November election. Collins, who is seeking a fifth term in the Senate, is only a New England Republican in the current congress.
Collins received national attention in the fall of 2018 when she voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court amid a national dispute over allegations of sexual abuse of power against the nominee. Earlier this year, she voted to release Trump in the Senate indictment process, but called the president’s behavior in negotiations with Ukraine “bad” and frustrated some members of her party by joining Democrats in their efforts to hear from former national security adviser John. Bolton.
“He [sic] “The two biggest strikes against her voting record (confirmation of Kavanaugh and acquittal), offered a detailed and thoughtful explanation – and voted as she did when Dem Presidents were in office,” Benson said in a subsequent tweet. zero credibility. None. “
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The Maine ad is part of a $ 4 million purchase targeting Collins, Dan Sullivan of Alaska and Steve Daines of Montana.