Beacon: Collins Claims It’s ‘Inappropriate’ to Discuss Impeachment, But Was Happy to With Clinton
The Maine Beacon May 31, 2019
This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Ben and Mike discuss Sen. Susan Collins’ strange claim that a U.S. senator shouldn’t discuss publicly whether the president has committed crimes. In 1998, she said Congress had ‘a constitutional obligation to conduct an inquiry’ into Clinton. They also cite a new report from the Congressional Research Service showing how wrong she was about the Trump tax cuts.
Also: An interview with Oamshri Amarasingham, policy director for the ACLU of Maine, on the newly-passed internet privacy bill.
And Kenney Miller, executive director of the Health Equity Alliance, joins to discuss the importance of funding the safe syringe law in the budget.
Plus: Updates on the state budget negotiations, final approval of the paid sick days law and some book, podcast and TV recommendations that will give you some hope.
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