LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --
Senator Susan Collins made an appearance at Bates College Wednesday night and had a lot to say about Tuesday’s election.
After saying earlier this year that she could not vote for Donald Trump, calling him unsuitable to hold elected office, the senator thinks it's time to move on.
She told students in the audience she was pleased Trump said he wanted to be a president for all Americans in his speech early this morning.
Based on that message, she also thinks she'll be able to work with him on issues like rebuilding infrastructure.
That said, she does worry new policy will not happen as quickly as some of Trump's supporters may like.
She also says that in the end, she voted for neither Trump nor Clinton but Speaker of the House ,Paul Ryan, because she thinks he was a better choice.
“I don't agree with him on every issue,” she said. “I don't support the budget that he put out but I love that he focuses on big issues like solving poverty in the united states and comes up with a real agenda to tackle the problems that are facing our nation. He's the kind of person I'd love to see in the Oval Office and I decided it made sense to write in his name.”
Senator Collins also thinks Congress still could accomplish a few tasks before President Obama leaves office.
She is trying to push for legislation that increases funding for research to find cures for diseases that are costly to treat like Alzheimer's and diabetes.