Al Franken blasts Susan Collins: She'll let Trump 'get away with anything'

Al Franken blasts Susan Collins: She'll let Trump 'get away with anything'
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Former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken blasts Susan Collins: She'll let Trump 'get away with anything' Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Minn.) criticized Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGOP presses for swift Ratcliffe confirmation to intel post Campaigns pivot toward health awareness as races sidelined by coronavirus Senate eyes quick exit after vote on coronavirus stimulus package MORE on Wednesday, saying that she and her fellow GOP lawmakers will let President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE "get away with anything" after the Maine Republican announced she wold vote to acquit Trump in his impeachment trial.

In her remarks on the Senate floor the day before, Collins said that Trump was "wrong" to bring up former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control MORE in his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and "to ask a foreign country to investigate a political rival."
But, she argued, the House failed to meet "its burden of showing that the president's conduct, however flawed, warrants the extreme step of immediate removal from office."
Collins was one of two GOP senators who voted to allow additional witnesses in the Senate trial last week, the other being Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGranting cash payments is a conservative principle 7 things to know about the coronavirus stimulus package Scarborough rips Trump for mocking Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'Could have been a death sentence' MORE (Utah). The measure failed, however, setting a final trial vote for Wednesday.

"I believe that the president has learned from this case," Collins said in a Tuesday CBS interview. "The president has been impeached. That's a pretty big lesson. I believe that he will be much more cautious in the future."

Franken resigned from Congress in late 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.