In his latest rant, Al Diamon calls U.S. Sen. Susan Collins a liar. Over the course of his nearly 600-word column, however, he fails to identify a single untruth.

Ironically, Diamon’s entire column is based on a lie. His premise is that there is no doubt Justice Kavanaugh will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, without citing any evidence to bolster his claim. His fact-challenged argument apparently is not convincing to Gov. Janet Mills, who said last month that she does not think Roe v. Wade will be overturned.

Perhaps Diamon missed Justice Kavanaugh’s repeated assurances under oath that he respects precedent. Or possibly he is unfamiliar with the fact that Collins has always evaluated judges based on their qualifications, rather than their personal views. That’s why she has voted to confirm Republican-appointed justices like Kavanaugh and John Roberts, and Democrat-appointed justices like Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.

Ultimately, Diamon is more concerned with spreading his cynical views about all politicians than he is about spreading truth. His labeling of a bipartisan bill Collins introduced to fight Lyme disease, which would help the hundreds of Mainers diagnosed each year, as an attempt at “repairing her moderate image” is proof of that.

Drew Serbin
Scarborough