Last week, Americans United for Change launched an ad campaign highlighting how several key senators, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), had voted against beginning the redeployment of U.S. forces out of Iraq.
The ad highlights how Collins hypocritically voted to give President Bush a blank check in Iraq despite having argued previously that “the Senate go on record opposing the President’s plan to send more troops to Iraq.” Watch the Iraq ad:
Collins responded with a 90-second video of her own. As you’ll see below, virtually the entire video is devoted to criticizing Americans United as an “out-of-state partisan special interest,” adding that “no Maine-based groups funded this attack.” The video never actually defends, or even mentions, Collins’ vote against ending the war in Iraq. Watch it:
Collins’ video is yet another example of her dishonest approach to Iraq. Days before attacking Americans United for its out-of-state funding, Collins accepted a $10,000 check from Snow PAC, the out-of-state political committee run by Utah Sen. Robert Bennett (R).
Time and again, Collins has postured on Iraq only to vote for Bush’s policy of war without end. It’s time for her to be honest with her constituents instead of feigning anger and obscuring her position.
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