Senator Olympia Snowe: Maine's Maverick
“That’s unfortunate for America, and there’s so much division that characterizes the political process and also the campaigns. The American people rightfully expect more from their elected officials. They deserve more.
“The voters sent a message to Congress in November, rejecting partisan politics and casting their ballots for moderation and independence. It is unfortunate that despite their long history of independence, lawmakers like Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio were unable to avoid the wave of change brought on by the national dissatisfaction with the direction of the country and the party’s inability and unwillingness to address the concerns most important to the American people. It is certainly a reflection of today’s political climate rather than their dedicated service.”