A quote from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on May 5: “One hundred percent of my focus is on standing up to this (Biden) administration. What we have in the United States Senate is total unity from Susan Collins to Ted Cruz in opposition to what the new Biden administration is trying to do to this country.”

Then-Majority Leader McConnell said this in 2010 about then-President Barack Obama: “The single most important thing we (Republicans) want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” What was President Obama “trying to do to this country”?

Minority Leader McConnell has directly connected Susan Collins to Ted Cruz, and to the notion that there can be no option other than rejectionist Republicanism. It’s too late to reject Susan Collins this time, but we must remember: This is not our parents’ Republican Party.

I am frightened for our United States.

Richard Dana
Cape Elizabeth

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