Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is the new honorary co-chair of No Labels, a group of Democrats, independents and Republicans that works for nonpartisan solutions to political problems.
Collins told MSNBC that moderates in Washington need to change the way they do business.
“What I have said we need are fanatical moderates to start speaking out and being as energetic and involved as those on the far left and the far right,” she said.
Collins and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin have joined the group as co-chairs. Both describe themselves as centrist politicians that work across the aisle to solve problems.
Collins said in the hyperpolitical atmosphere of Washington, compromisers need to work hard to get the far right and the far left to talk and negotiate legislation.