UPDATED 2:15 PM PT – Sunday, August 1, 2021
Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) said she believes Jan. 6 was a very dark day for the U.S., but she also said that doesn’t legitimize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) partisan committee. Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, she said she doesn’t believe the committee will be seen as credible.
She went on to say how she fought hard for a bipartisan commission and is disappointed that such was not approved. “I think it would have had far more credibility than Pelosi’s partisan committee that she has set up,” Collins said referring to her hopes there would be a 9/11 style commission.
Immediately running cover for Pelosi, Tapper interjected to defend the stance that the committee actually was partisan because of the presence of anti-Trump Republicans Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.). When asked if she trusted the pair’s judgement, Collins said she does, but how