Susan Collins (R-Maine): "Trump made 'big mistake' in asking China to probe Biden"
Sen. Susan Collins speaks during annual remembrance ceremonies on Saturday at firefighters memorial in Augusta, Maine. | Joe Phelan/The Kennebec Journal via AP
Susan Collins on Saturday became the latest Republican senator to criticize President Donald Trump for calling on foreign countries to investigate a political rival, saying he made a "big mistake."
“I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent,” Collins said at a press gaggle in her home state of Maine, according to the Bangor Daily News . “It’s completely inappropriate.”
Collins is the third Republican senator to voice criticism of Trump for the ongoing Ukraine scandal at the heart of the House's impeachment proceedings, joining Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse.