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Maine author Stephen King made an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his new book, “The Institute,” and took a jab at his senator, Susan Collins.

Host Stephen Colbert asked King about a recent tweet in which King said Collins “has to go.”

“Let’s put it this way,” King said when Colbert brought up the tweet. “Susan Collins has been there for about a thousand years and it’s time for somebody a little newer and somebody who’s got a little bit more of a liberal bend.”

This isn’t the first time King has voiced his opinion about Maine’s Republican senator. In July, King tweeted, “Susan Collins has buckled before the Trump idiocracy. Time for her to go.”

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He also tweeted in Sept. 2018 that “IF Susan Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh, and IF she runs for re-election—two big ifs—she will be defeated.”

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