A day after President Trump incited a mob to attack the Capitol in Washington, triggering five deaths and the evacuation of the building, half of Maine’s Congressional delegation — that’s Senator King and Rep. Pingree — supports the president’s removal. Rep. Golden is taking a considered approach and Sen. Collins office isn’t saying what her position is.
Also today, because one major ongoing crisis is not enough, an update on the pandemic crisis here in Maine: record Covid-19 hospitalizations this week in the state, including all-time highs at MaineMed, SMHC Medical Center, and York Hospital.
[Update, 1/8/20: As 25th Amendment looks unlikely, attention turned today to impeachment, which appears to be inevitable in the House. But three of Maine’s four Congressional representatives aren’t — or aren’t yet — saying where they stand. Details in this evening’s Press Herald dispatch.]