If anything, Maggie Hassan is consistent… consistently irrelevant. While Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema work are balking at the $3.5 trillion (actually $5 trillion) tax-and-spending spree written by Senator Bernie Sanders, New Hampshire’s junior Senator is hiding, afraid of her own shadow.
Last week, Hassan ran away from questions in the Senate hallways regarding her position on the bill. Yesterday, when asked if she agreed with Sen. Manchin about hitting pause on efforts to pass such sweeping legislation, Hassan provided this classic non-answer:
“People are talking to me about a number of really important priorities that are critical to the overall economy. So that’s what our focus should be.”
Translation: I have no opinion until Senators Manchin and Sinema make the coast clear.
Granite Staters know these types of answers aren’t new from Sen. Hassan. She is a master at not taking positions on hard issues and providing the press with word salad non-answers. Now, as the Senate debates one of the most consequential bills in recent history, Hassan’s irrelevance has hit an all-time high.
Statement from Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “Maggie Hassan’s fake ‘independent’ label is turning into a parody of her time as a U.S. Senator. Her consistent refusal to engage on pressing issues facing our country and New Hampshire displays a complacency that is inconsistent with the values of her state. She may be content with running from the press and being a Senator of little consequence, but her constituents are not. It may be why her polling is so historically bad.”