U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ Statement on Donald Trump’s Comments on the Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s recent comments on the ethnic heritage and religion of judges:

“Donald Trump’s comments on the ethnic heritage and religion of judges are absolutely unacceptable.  His statement that Judge Curiel could not rule fairly because of his Mexican heritage does not represent our American values.  Mr. Trump's comments demonstrate both a lack of respect for the judicial system and the principle of separation of powers.”