The unexpected courage of Susan Collins

The unexpected courage of Susan Collins

The unexpected courage of Susan Collins

Like so many Americans, I am deeply disappointed in Senator Collins' vote for Kavanaugh.

Last week, Susan Collins displayed a courage that even a 9-year-old boy could understand.

"To say that she thinks that Dr. Ford thinks that she was assaulted, what is that?"

When asked about Ford's testimony in a Sunday interview on CBS' "Face the Nation", Collins said she is "convinced that Dr. Ford believes what she told us and that she was the victim, a survivor of sexual assault".

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. She described in her floor speech, in a professional and dispassionate manner, how she reached her conclusion.

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". With Hill, she said, "there was a full FBI investigation before there was ever a hearing".

Susan Collins called Dr. Ford a liar today on television. "I do believe that she was assaulted".

"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.

The Senate narrowly voted Friday to limit debate on Kavanaugh's nomination, advancing it to Saturday's final confirmation vote.

Nine days later, Kavanaugh became a Supreme Court justice. "But we also had a case where Judge Kavanaugh came forward and said, 'I'm 100 percent certain that this did not happen, ' so here you have two people who are each 100 percent certain of what they're saying under pain of perjury", she said on CNN. Both points were attempts at showing her thoroughness, which is a thing that Very Serious Politicians with quasi-moderate reputations use to differentiate themselves from the knee-jerk decisions made by supposedly more partisan peers.

Since Collins' "yes" vote, the crowdpac campaign has already raised roughly $3.5 million to help fund Collin's opponent in 2020. "I hope you can let her know". "And finally, thanks to Susan Collins, we were able to get the job done". This will be her badge of honor, and her Scarlet Letter.

"Over the years, the people of Maine have trusted me to exercise my best judgment".

'He views precedent - not just as a legal doctrine - but as rooted in our Constitution, and he reveres our Constitution, ' Collins said in the 60 Minutes interview.

I want to be optimistic that America will overcome this chasm between right and left, but it feels especially dismal right now.

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