Former President George H. W. Bush took to Twitter on Friday — for the first time in months — to offer praise and support to his longtime friend, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins.
“Political courage and class. I salute my wonderful friend and her principled leadership,” Bush’s tweet read.
.@SenatorCollins — political courage and class. I salute my wonderful friend and her principled leadership.
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) October 5, 2018
Just prior to Bush’s tweet, Collins had announced her plan to vote in favor of Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
As part of her lengthy statement from the Senate floor, Collins was very critical of Senate Democrats and special interest groups who had made up their minds about Kavanaugh long before any accusations were made against him, some voicing their opposition before they even knew the identity of the nominee.
The Maine senator also went through a litany of cases she had discussed with Kavanaugh in an attempt to convince people that she took her responsibility regarding “advice and consent” seriously.
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