Collins cast deciding vote to let Trump take money from military families for his wall
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) claims she is opposed to Trump stealing money from the military to build a wall, but she doesn’t vote that way.
At Senate Appropriations Committee meeting Thursday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) voted against an amendment to stop Donald Trump from raiding funds meant for the military and military families across the world in order to fund his border wall.
In a statement after the vote, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), an author of the amendment, lamented that Trump “has continually disregarded this Congress and subverted our Constitution for a failed campaign promise he said that Mexico would pay for.”
“I’m disappointed that my colleagues refused to take a stand today for the Constitution, the Congress or their constituents,” Leahy added.