On social media this morning, liberals generally praised Sen. Collins’ decision:

Although many wondered why she didn’t speak up sooner:

Reaction from local conservatives was more subdued. The @Maine4Trump twitter account avoided the subject entirely, while a few conservatives attacked Sen. Collins:

Trump’s own Twitter account didn’t mention Sen. Collins by name, but he did publish this early on Tuesday morning:

Nationally, pundits considered the wider political ramifications of Collins’ announcement, and speculated about the person whom Collins would support for the presidency.

And on the lighter side:


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