'Very concerned' Susan Collins tried to rally Maine with a hopeful COVID-19 message — and it didn’t go well: ‘You own this mess’
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) claimed credit for bringing Maine $1.5 billion in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.
The disaster assistance effort, however, has been harshly criticized for its gaps in coverage, which became clear in many responses to her message.
Collins is up for reelection in 2020.
Here is some of the blowback Collins received:
@SenatorCollins You might think it’s ‘working’ for businesses in Maine, but if you didn’t have such a narrow tiny s… https://t.co/YNpeFLuBXK— Susie Crimmins (@Susie Crimmins)1586624070.0
@SenatorCollins We needed a PPP bc you thought he learned a lesson. You thought being impeached was enough. #packyourbags— Terry Watson (@Terry Watson)1586623628.0
@SenatorCollins I work (well, used to work) in craft beer, one of the biggest (and growing) industry in ME. Our own… https://t.co/ob3M5YYr0L— 🇨🇦Adrian B-O🇺🇸 (@🇨🇦Adrian B-O🇺🇸)1586624449.0
@SenatorCollins Too bad you didn’t do something about trump when you had the chance back in January, huh? Maybe th… https://t.co/pkcIwGB8q7— TrashRat (@TrashRat)1586624126.0
@SenatorCollins The @SBAgov EIDL loan is a bust. No 3 day grant, no response— LBOcean111 (@LBOcean111)1586623331.0
@SenatorCollins We shouldn't be in this situation. #tRumpEnabler— Donald J Dump (@Donald J Dump)1586623468.0
@SenatorCollins https://t.co/AwvGZgHFkH— Rude Mask-wearing Fulk (@Rude Mask-wearing Fulk)1586623480.0
@SenatorCollins Cool story. We still hate a #FakeModerate who pretends to care.— ☃️Eric 🌈 (@☃️Eric 🌈)1586623543.0
@SenatorCollins You mean relief from the pandemic that wouldn't have happened in America if republicans weren't in… https://t.co/zIR186ogFa— eggbot (@eggbot)1586623418.0
@SenatorCollins Susan Collins wants the Post Office to collapse Which means Maine small businesses who depend on… https://t.co/0JYje3SpCw— Jonathan Jewel (@Jonathan Jewel)1586630413.0
@SenatorCollins You bear responsibility for the death of more than 18,000 Americans— Ange (@Ange)1586623842.0
@SenatorCollins https://t.co/tuPzigiFx9— Freya's🏴☠️Cat (@Freya's🏴☠️Cat)1586623673.0