BREAKING: Collins Shades Trump’s Pick for Acting Director of National Intelligence

Senator Susan Collins, who is expected to face a very tough re-election battle in November has thrown shade at President Trump’s pick for acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell.

“I would have much preferred that the president nominate the acting director Maguire for the post” said Collins. “As one of the four authors of the law that created the DNI back in 2004, I care deeply about that position and believe the person needs experience in the intelligence community, which regrettably Ambassador Grenell does not have.”

Grenell is considered a loyalist to President Trump and his pick infuriated many Democrats and critics.

TheHill reports Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), one of the authors of the law that created the position of director of national intelligence (DNI) in 2004, said Monday that President Trump’s pick to serve temporarily in the post, Richard Grenell, doesn’t have the necessary experience for the job.

Collins, a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she would have preferred that Trump had appointed Joseph Maguire, who until Friday had served as acting DNI, for the nation’s top intelligence post.

“I would have much preferred that the president nominate the acting director Maguire for the post,” Collins, who is up for reelection this year, said.

“As one of the four authors of the law that created the DNI back in 2004, I care deeply about that position and believe the person needs experience in the intelligence community, which regrettably Ambassador Grenell does not have,” Collins added.