When Sara Gideon was Speaker of the House, a fellow legislator was accused of sexual misbehavior. That was two years ago. No charges have ever been filed.
In America an absence of guilt is the same as an assumption of innocence, until it can be proven otherwise. And yet, the best Susan Collins can come up with in mustering a campaign ad against her opponent is to allege that Speaker Gideon is somehow complicit in that two-year-old allegation of even though, in all that time and in spite of a thorough investigation, no charges have been filed.
I’d like to make up my mind about which of these two is the better candidate based on their positions on the issues.
Sara Gideon is laying out the particulars of their political and policy differences.
Why can’t we hear something of consequence from Senator Collins or the National Republican Senatorial Committee, something that will help us make an informed decision, instead of them mindlessly repeating two-year-old and unproven allegations.
Phil Crossman lives on Vinalhaven