This from a woman who has a mental condition that makes her sound like she’s in the middle of a nervous breakdown whenever she talks. If you haven’t heard her speak, give it a whirl, it’s some weird shit.
Excerpted From The Hill: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was caught on a hot mic on Tuesday expressing concern over President Trump’s mental health and questioning his understanding of the budget process.
In a conversation with Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the Maine Republican said of the president’s budget proposal that “whenever there was a grant, they just X-ed it out, with no metric, no thinking about it, no nothing. I mean it’s just incredibly irresponsible.”
President Trump’s budget proposal eliminated a slew of grants that provided welfare and social service support, such as the Community Development Block Grant.
Reed responded to Collins by saying, of Trump: “He’s crazy.”
Collins can be heard quietly saying, “I’m worried.” […]
The audio was streamed following the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development approved its spending bill for 2018, sending it to the full committee. Collins is the chairman of the committee, and Reed is the ranking member.
A spokeswoman for Collins denied that the senator was expressing concern for Trump’s mental health.
“What Senator Collins is worried about is the elimination of transportation and housing programs in the President’s budget request that are critically important to local communities across our country, such as: TIGER, CDBG, Essential Air Service, HOME as well as major reductions to FAA, Amtrak, and rental assistance, which serves predominantly older and disabled individuals,” the spokeswoman wrote in a statement to The Hill. Read the whole thing