Angus King gives Susan Collins a rose after her 7,000th Senate vote

Sen. Angus King offers a rose to his Maine colleague, Sen. Susan Collins, after her 7,000th Senate vote.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her 7,000th vote on the Senate floor Tuesday, having never missed a roll call vote since joining the Senate in 1997.

Collins’ Maine colleague, independent Sen. Angus King, offered her a rose following the vote to celebrate the milestone and pay tribute to one of their Senate predecessors, former Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith. Chase Smith also had a consecutive vote streak until missing votes due to surgery. She was known for wearing a red rose.

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