U.S. Senator Susan Collins Speaks on Civility and Compromise

September 25, 2018

By Alexis Soucy

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) spoke at the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College for Constitutionally Speaking’s William W. Treat Lecture on September 21. Joining Senator Collins for “Civility, Cooperation and Compromise: Why Our Constitutional Republic Requires Them” was Virginia Prescott of Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Senator Collins has ranked as the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University for the last five consecutive years, and is considered a swing vote in the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. While Friday’s lecture covered a variety of topics, much of the conversation surrounded the Senator’s undecided Supreme Court vote.

Students from Maine as well as some of the Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors met with Senator Collins at a reception prior to the presentation. Accompanying the Senator were her press secretary and press assistant, Christopher Knight ’13 and Phoebe Ferraiolo ’17.