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“I’m late! I’m late for a very important date!”

Saturday’s Politico Playbook has some questionable comments from Republican Sen. Susan Collins, specifically the statement that Newtown shooting victims made her late for dinner with President Barack Obama.

Anyone would be in rush to break bread with POTUS but the Newtown victims need love too.

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According to Huffington Post the Republican said:

“I was 45 minutes late for dinner with the president of the United States,”

She continues:

“Everybody was seated when I got there, because I spent time talking to the parents and the family members of those who were killed at Newtown. I told them I had a dinner with the president but that I was deliberately being late.”

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According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Susan lamented:

The Newtown families were VERY late for their meeting with me. I felt a moral obligation to talk with them. I kept the president of the United States waiting. I mean, how rude is that of me? But I explained to him later that the reason I was 45 minutes late for his dinner was the Newtown families were late — very late — getting to my office, and I just could not leave without talking to them. And he was very gracious about it.

Well we’d say that’s a pretty excusable reason for tardiness. Collins also told Politico that the meeting was a moving experience for her and more important than the dinner.

SOURCE: Huffington Post