To the Editor:
Sen. Susan Collins is to be congratulated on her re–election. As our touted independent, willing-to-reach across-the aisle senator, why has she not uttered those words to President-elect Joe Biden? Her tepid “We must all respect the outcome of elections” statement bespeaks a loyalty to Donald Trump, not to the democratic process. Her colleague, Mitt Romney, was direct: “At some point, truth, freedom and democracy have to ascend,” he said, “and you step aside.” Why has Sen. Collins not embraced that principle as well?