Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins said Sunday that she was “appalled” to learn that fellow Senator Mitt Romney was booed and taunted at a Utah convention.
“I was appalled, Mitt Romney is an outstanding senator who serves his state and our country well,” she told CNN.
Collins mentioned Rep. Liz Cheney who also had been criticized after voting for Trump’s impeachment.
“Liz Cheney is a woman of strength and conscience, and she did what she felt was right, and I salute her for that. We need to be more accepting of differences.”
She continued: “We don’t want to become like too much of the Democratic Party, which has been taken over by the progressive left. We need to have rooms for a variety of views.”
Collins cited responsibility, freedom, and national defense as the pillars of the GOP that unite all members.
“There are many prominent upcoming younger men and women in our party who hold great promise for leading us. And I think that all of us who abide by those principles should remember Ronald Reagan’s admonition to Republicans that a person who agrees with you 70 or 80 percent of the time is your friend, not your enemy.”