Collins says she put herself 'in his shoes' when considering Kavanaugh's temperament

Collins says she put herself 'in his shoes' when considering Kavanaugh's temperament

Collins says she put herself 'in his shoes' when considering Kavanaugh's temperament

People angry over her vote have vowed to make her pay a political price.

Minutes after Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) indicated that she will vote yes to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow, a crowdfunding effort raising funds to unseat her in 2020 crashed. (She has offered no alternative theory for these seemingly-contradictory positions; perhaps she subscribes to the libelous Ed Whelan Tweet thread theory.) On Sunday, Collins said that she hopes this controversy prompts more women to report their assaults when they occur-a tacit criticism of Ford, even though her assault occurred in an era when victims of sexual assault were (somehow) taken even less seriously than they are today.

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"As I watch numerous Senators speak and vote on the floor of the Senate I feel like I'm right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way". But when a group of protestors chanting "Show up for ME women, vote no" confronted her as she stepped to the podium, Collins had no visible reaction.

In the end, Collins said she found Ford's allegation of sexual assault "sincere, painful and compelling" but said that absent any corroborating evidence she could not allow that to be the basis for voting against a nominee she thought was otherwise qualified.

"It is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy", she warned before taking a scalpel to Democrats' list of grievances against Justice Kavanaugh. That-not Kavanaugh's lies, or his troubling judicial record, or Ford's credible testimony about what he did to her-was what Collins felt the need to lecture Americans about.

Collins says she questioned Kavanaugh at length about Roe v. Wade and found his response satisfactory.

As the senators voted, protesters in the Senate gallery screamed, "I do not consent", and, "shame", forcing Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the chamber, to repeatedly call for order.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night and a few hours later the debate on his confirmation resumed, with Sen.

"I have great respect for Susan Collins, and I always have", he added. "The last 20 so years I've been a home owner in the state of Maine, so it's not completely insane", she said. "She didn't stop", Trump said.

She said Kavanaugh is the first of six Supreme Court nominees who expressed the importance of precedent.

Sweet said a big factor would be whether Collins, 65, decides to run at all. She said she'd give a possible Senate bid "due consideration after the midterms". "That's what I did in this case", she said.

The Maine senator faces re-election in two years.

"[Witnesses who were interviewed] all said they have no recollection".

"Collins is on the attack and trying to spin the narrative in her favor", the local grassroots group Mainers for Accountable Leadership wrote on Facebook.

"They are asking me to perform an official act and if I do not do what they want, $2 million plus is going to go to my opponent".

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