BANGOR — The U.S. Supreme court is in danger of swinging too far in one direction.
Democratic senate Sara Gideon made those remarks during an interview broadcast Wednesday, October 14. That interview was conducted by ABC 7 and FOX 22 news anchors JR Mitchell and Kayla Fish.
Gideon said, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader “have, quite frankly, politicized the judiciary, which should be an independent separate but equal branch of government and now we’ve got a supreme court that has moved very far ideologically to the right.”
Among the issues, Gideon discussed with Fish and Mitchell included race relations, how the federal government has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, and term limits.
Maine Speaker of the House of Representatives Sara Gideon is in one of the country’s tightest senate campaigns this year as she tries to unseat Republican Senator Susan Collins.
When it comes to the federal government’s response to the Coronavirus, Gideon said there’s been too much bickering and not enough action.
“We need to make sure that there is enough personal protective equipment, testing, contact tracing in place and of course, when a vaccine is ready, that we are able to administer it in a timely manner as well.”
Gideon also was asked about ways to resolve the racial divide. She said, “I think first of all that, as I said, we need to make sure no matter where you live or what color your skin is that you have access to an excellent education that will set you up for success in life,” she said.
The Freeport resident said the voters hold the key to term limits.” Those term limits should be put in place by voters. Looking at how someone is representing us and asking the question is this person still traveling around the state making sure that they are listening to us.”