Republican Senator Collins supports unconstitutional bill

From a report on the effort to create a new seat in the House of Representatives for Washington, D.C.:

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who spoke in favor of the bill earlier this month, said the question of constitutionality should be resolved by the courts, not Congress.

Aside from her support for this unconstitutional bill, that statement alone should be disqualifying. Senator Collins, like all senators, takes an oath to uphold the Constitution. That oath is an independent obligation; her sworn duty cannot simply be passed off to the courts. Collins really needs a primary challenger the next time she’s up for re-election.


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