Susan Collins: Trump Doesn’t Have the Knowledge, Consideration, or Restraint to Be President


Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) blasted Donald Trump on Tuesday during an interview in which she said that Trump does not have the knowledge, restraint, or consideration to be president.

Collins announced in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post published Monday that she would not be voting for Trump.

CNN correspondent Jamie Gangel interviewed Collins about her decision not to support her party’s nominee.

"He simply does not have the restraint and the consideration and the judgment and the knowledge to handle those dangerous events with which presidents are inevitably confronted," Collins said.

When Gangel asked Collins who she would vote for, the Republican Senator speculated on potential options.

"I truly don’t know. I have a lot of concerns about Hillary Clinton, and I’m not going to support her," Collins said.

"If the Libertarian ticket were reversed with Governor Bill Weld, former governor of Massachusetts, leading that ticket, then I would vote for the Libertarian ticket because I know Bill Weld well and I respect him a great deal. I do not know [former New Mexico Gov.] Gary Johnson," Collins said. "I’m concerned about some of his views on drug use, and I will have to take a hard look at that."

"I may well end up writing in a name for president, something I’ve never done before," Collins added.

Collins said that she has always supported her party’s nominee in the past, until this election.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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