Senator Collins Calls for Rhetoric Reform 

Senator Susan Collins says it’s time to elevate the level of political discourse in America.In a speech in Portland Wednesday, the Republican says last month’s deadly shooting in Tucson, Arizona, spurred a discussion of the need for a more civil tone in public debate. It’s a discussion the Senator says is long overdue.Collins says that for too many in politics today, the goal of achieving solutions has been replaced by drawing sharp distinctions and scoring political points.