Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Susan Collins Quote Quiz! Below are subjects and quotes about those subjects. Two of the quotes are fake, but one is actually from Sen. Susan Collins. Can you guess which is the real quote? Let’s find out!
- “Jeff Sessions is obviously a huge problem. He comes from a time and place in America that we should rightfully be ashamed of. Cultural and political leaders, as well as everyday citizens, need to work as diligently as possible to tend to our still open wounds. Keeping a man like Jeff Sessions employed by you, the taxpayer, would not only keep those wounds from healing, it would open our wounds wider and infect them, assuring that the rancid disease of our past remains in our present and prematurely rots our future. Jeff Sessions is a pustule, a fly egg. Jeff Sessions is rot personified.”
- “Sessions? You’re kidding, right? Didn’t Coretta Scott King, the widow of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., write a letter about how racist that turd is? Yeah, she did. It’s incredible. He’s a real racist’s racist.
- “I can vouch confidently for the fact that Jeff Sessions is a person of integrity, a principled leader, and a dedicated public servant.”
Promises from Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to get her health-care bills passed in exchange for her support of a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy
- “Are you out of your fucking mind? No way would I ever trust a predictably destructive liar like Mitch McConnell or an even more predictably feckless milquetoast like Paul Ryan with any kind of promise! I’d say those two had the morality of scorpions — if I thought they were even capable of morality! Hahahahaha!”
- “Yeah, I need your votes, but you know who doesn’t need your votes? Paul Ryan. That means I can totally lie to you now and absolutely avoid responsibility for that lie later by claiming that I acted in good faith, and that it was Paul Ryan who lied to me and, you know, we’re both just victims of the system, man! But would I do that? Pfft. No.”
- “I’m absolutely confident, I have it in writing, a statement by both Mitch McConnell and Speaker Ryan.”
Supporting Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
- “Yeah, I need your votes, but you know who doesn’t need your votes? Brett Kavanaugh. That means I can totally lie to you now and absolutely avoid responsibility for that lie later by claiming that I acted in good faith, and that it was Kavanaugh who lied to me and, you know, we’re both just victims of the system, man! But would I do that? Pfft. No.”
- “A woman’s right to choose is too important to mince words or play games with. I think it’s immeasurably important to stay focused on the fact that our rights as women—as humans — are what’s at stake here. As a moderate, as a woman and as a human I must protect those rights at all costs. I mean, it’s 2018 and I’d like to think we’re beyond having to safeguard the rights of 51 percent of the population, but whatever.”
- “He said that he agreed with what Justice Roberts said at his nomination hearing, in which he said [Roe v. Wade] was settled law.”
Comparing Constituent Responses re: tax cuts vs. abortion-rights cuts
- “OK, listen. False comparisons and buzz words are fine for some people, but not on this issue and not for me. It’s all over the news constantly, so obviously people care a lot about who gets chosen as a Supreme Court Justice. Especially the women in my state, because they know they could lose their rights if the wrong person gets seated on that bench.”
- “Look, in many ways, for us women, this decision on who should fill this Supreme Court vacancy is a continuation of the health-care debate. Our health is at risk in both cases. Even the most selfish men should understand that if women’s health is at stake, everyone’s health is at stake. You know it, I know it, and I would never pretend otherwise, especially as some sort of cynical attempt to get my excuses ready ahead of time.”
- “The protests are similar, the media campaign is more aggressive this time, but the constituent involvement is less [on Kavanaugh]. And I think that’s because health care is so personal and affects everybody.”
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