Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is open to the possibility of supporting presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a woman she respects despite her “very different philosophies” when it comes to politics.
In an interview on former Obama advisor David Axelrod’s podcast, “The Axe Files,” Collins spoke about the time she spent alongside Clinton in the U.S. Senate. She said she respected the former Secretary of State and admired her “real effort to reach out to members on the other side of the aisle.”
“Not just moderates like me, but conservatives as well,” Collins said. “She was good to work with, I had a very good relationship with her in the Senate working on Alzheimer’s in particular, but also on some economic development issues.”
Collins went on to praise Clinton as “diligent” and “very well-prepared,” and criticized presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s persistence in labeling the candidate “Crooked Hillary.”