She can barely say it, but endangered Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said, in her last debate with Democratic challenger Sara Gideon:
I do not believe systemic racism is a problem in the state of Maine.
She was given 30 seconds to address this, and took five seconds. Watch the clip:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), in the final Maine Senate debate with Sara Gideon, is given 30 seconds to discuss whether systemic racism exists in her state.— The Recount (@therecount) October 29, 2020
Collins gives a five-second answer: "I do not believe systemic racism is a problem in the state of Maine." pic.twitter.com/UPnCAIuAHd