Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) fired back at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after he pointedly said it was a “big mistake” to shrink the 2009 economic stimulus package in order to win her vote, NBC News reports.
Said Collins: “I thought that Leader Schumer’s comments were bizarre.”
Collins pointed out that she supported Barack Obama’s $787 billion package: “He voted for the same package that I did. So, for Chuck Schumer, who was intimately involved in the negotiations as the assistant leader, to somehow criticize me for taking the same position that he did, is simply bizarre. And I think it reflects regrettably his inability to accept the fact that despite pouring $100 million into defeating me, the people of Maine said no.”Save to Favorites