Susan Collins: I don't believe Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

Susan Collins: I don't believe Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

Susan Collins: I don't believe Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

The fallout continues after Senator Susan Collins's decision to vote to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Since then, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has floated running against Collins and a crowdfunding campaign started by ME progressive groups to fund the Republican's future opponent has raised more than $3.3 million.

While Collins has had to increase security for her offices because of "multiple serious threats", she said at an event on Sunday, "Many people have thanked me for my vote and have said that they were very pleased I did the right thing".

About 50 people showed up at a noontime rally Sunday against Collins at the Portland International Jetport shortly before she spoke at a ceremony to dedicate a bridge in Norridgewock named in memory of Cpl. Planned Parenthood even gave her an award previous year.

But Maine's senior senator was clearly pained by the notion that her confirmation vote for Kavanaugh means she is abandoning women's rights issues, the TV stations reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Collins is a "top priority" when he was asked today if she could be targeted by Democrats in 2020. "It's gonna take a lot more than $3 million to elect her".

Protestor Valerie Walker says, "What Susan Collins is doing is affecting me and my house, people personally in their homes and so we've taken to coming to her house because she won't communicate with us, she won't meet with us".

Grassley told Ingraham that Kavanaugh would have lost the vote if the Senate had followed her advice.

"We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be", Ms. Collins said. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, the remaining undecided Democrat, quickly announced he, too, would back Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, guaranteeing the judge a smooth vote Saturday. "If she had demonstrated the same commitment to the truth and came up with a different conclusion, I would still support her based on her efforts".

Both Collins and Flake voted with their party to cut off debate Friday and move ahead with a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

The moderate Republican senator sat down for a 60 Minutes interview with longtime CBS anchor, Scott Pelley, whom she discussed the matter into further detail with.

As of Monday afternoon, the fund had more than $3.5 million-far more than the $1.3 million Collins now has on hand.

"During Collins' floor speech, our site received 90 times the average amount of traffic we see hourly", said Gisel Kordestani, Crowdpac's chief executive. This will be her badge of honor, and her Scarlet Letter. And many of us were reminded about how a student who is struggling in school may be facing challenges that aren't just found on our course syllabi.

Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted support for Collins from Kennebunkport, praising her before the final vote for "political courage and class". I have to apply my best judgment. He paused, and looked at me and said, "That's really fearless".

He said: "I think that they should be held liable".

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