Collins says she doesn't believe Kavanaugh assaulted Ford
- Author: Leroy Wright Oct 11, 2018,
Oct 11, 2018, 7:46
Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, deeply disappointing those opposed to his nomination. Collins went desk to desk picking up discarded copies of the Congressional Record from the day before.
If liberal activists have their way, Ms. Collins will disappear from the Senate, too. Only one of those senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted for Kavanaugh, saying it was in the best interests of his state and the desire of his constituents.
So far, Collins has $1.3 million on hand for her 2020 reelection.
As columnist Frida Ghitas wrote on CNN Saturday morning, "The FBI probe apparently did not find any corroborating evidence into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh because it was never meant to do that".
Greg Gutfeld of Fox News tweeted: "Avenatti may be a Republican operative cuz no one could pull off this self-sabotage, unless it was deliberate". A floor vote is scheduled to take place tomorrow. She was a hero on health care.
Collins has called the crowdfunding campaign "bribery". And as distasteful as it might seem to some, Collins is likely to remain a swing vote in a closely divided Senate for at least two more years. Based upon her optimism, I have the following fervent hopes: North Korea will abandon its nuclear weapons; the war in Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be resolved; Russian Federation will not attempt to interfere in future elections; and the country's gun violence will be eliminated.
"She doesn't live in the state, in ME, everybody knows that", Collins said.
"It's fine and all to have a house here, but that isn't really going to resonate with voters in a way that will topple Collins", Jackson said.
When she finished her speech Sen.
The South Carolina senator was referring to allegations from him and other Republicans that Democrats tried to slow-walk Kavanaugh's nomination and that they held allegations against him to pop just before the vote.
Back home in ME, the debate over Ms. Collins' future was heating up. "I certainly don't believe that's the case because I think that this has been an awakening for this country", Collins said on Face The Nation.
"In their quest for power, the radical Democrats have turned into an angry mob", Trump said at a rally in Kansas on Saturday. "I applaud her efforts". "I could not come to another decision, based on the testimony and the evidence that I reviewed". Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, told reporters minutes after the speech.
Collins, and has little to do with the workers who make Maine Vacationland.
Rice responded "Me" when former Obama administration official Jen Psaki asked on Twitter Friday: "who wants to run for Senate in Maine?"
The potential challengers are nearly all women, including a high-profile pair who have vacation homes in the state but are both residents of New York City. "Everybody knows that", Ms. Collins said. And an online fund has generated $3.6 million - and counting - for Collins' ultimate Democratic challenger.
The sudden surge in donations to "Either Sen". Maybe a lot of people have lost faith or don't trust her, but when it comes to major votes on health care, the environment, civil rights or any other big issue where else can we turn?
"It should be required viewing in every civics class in America", he said.
"I have great respect for Susan Collins, and I always have", he added.
But, she noted, "it's a complicated political environment".
Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories.
"She has a right to be a Mainer as well", she said.