PORTLAND, Maine: Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Monday over the Supreme Court and the response to the pandemic during their second debate in the closely watched Senate race.
Gideon, the Maine House speaker, accused the four-term Collins of failing to use her seniority to show results for the people of Maine, especially when additional help is needed during the pandemic. Collins said the Paycheck Protection Program she authored saved hundreds of thousands of jobs while noting that the Maine Legislature adjourned during the pandemic.
She adjourned the legislature on March 17 and hasn’t lifted a finger to do anything about the coronavirus. She promised to provide aid to small businesses but did not do so,” Collins said.
Independent Max Linn denounced both of them,…