Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

"It's certainly been a difficult situation", she said of the hard feelings over the Kavanaugh nomination.

Rice, a Democrat, had hinted her interest in a Senate run in a one-word tweet on Friday, responding "me" to an open question about who wanted to run against Collins. According to a new report from Planned Parenthood, 25 million US women of reproductive age "are poised to lose access to abortion immediately if Kavanaugh is the fifth vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade". But the Christian Right didn't push for Kavanaugh's confirmation so aggressively because they think he shares the more libertarian views that retired Justice Anthony Kennedy had on abortion rights; Kavanaugh was nominated because he is an "originalist" or "strict constructionist" and a hardcore social conservative.

President Donald Trump said Sunday he has "great respect" for Collins, applauding her "impassioned" 45-minute speech on Saturday before announcing her vote. Her parents and grandparents on her father's side lived in the state.

Kavanaugh said: 'I understand the importance that people attach to the Roe v. Wade decision, to the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision'. At some of those parties, she alleged, Kavanaugh was "fondling and grabbing girls without their consent" and, along with others, spiking drinks to force girls to lose their inhibitions.

"You will go down in history as the most naive person ever to be in Congress you (expletive), (expletive), feckless, naive woman!" the caller yelled.

Here are five things that Collins got horribly wrong when came out in support of Kavanaugh's confirmation. "Don't be a dumb b-h", another male caller said.

As Common Dreams has reported, Collins' office in Portland, Maine was the site of outraged, sustained protests this summer and fall as Mainers demanded she vote against Kavanaugh. Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND's Email News Alerts! "We still have in this country certain fundamental principles, due process, fairness, a presumption of innocence", she said. More than 40,000 donors have contributed to the effort, which pledges they won't be charged if Collins votes against Kavanaugh.

"I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant", said Collins, R-Maine.

In the wake of Friday's announcement by Collins, executive director of Demand Justice Brian Fallon said that Kavanaugh "will join the Supreme Court with a cloud over his head, and an asterisk next to his name".

Collins has called the crowdfunding campaign "bribery". "Threats or other attempts to bully her will not play a factor in her decision making whatsoever".

"Make no mistake", he warned: "this confirmation vote will not be the last word on Kavanaugh's fitness to serve on the Supreme Court".

Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Sunday she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from ME in 2020 and try to unseat Republican Sen.

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