When asked on ABC’s “This Week” about Trump’s claims that his accusers were all lying, the senior senator from Maine said that she did not support Trump in part because of those very allegations against him.
"He did say that [all the women are lying] and President Trump was not my choice for the Republican nominee for president and I did not support him in part because of the way that all of these reports about how he was treating women,” she said.
Collins has previously said that she wrote in Rep. Paul Ryan's name for president when she voted in 2016.
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But "[Trump] is president now and I am working with him on some issues but those allegations remain very disturbing,” she added.
The remarks come as the political, media and entertainment worlds have been reeling from a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations from women spanning decades.
Last week, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a radio news anchor. Franken issued a statement apologizing for the incident and for his actions.
And sexual misconduct allegations have rocked the upcoming Alabama Senate race as several women have come forward accusing Republican candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety and unwanted advances that took place when they were teenagers or young women. Moore has denied the allegations against him and said he does not remember “dating any girl without the permission of her mother."