A special interest group that supports Obamacare recently bought a new ad targeting Collins for approving Kavanaugh, claiming that the new justice will help bring down the health care laws she claims to support. I have to apply my best judgment. "I asked Condi Rice whether she had ever seen Brett Kavanaugh drunk or out of control, did she socialize with him?" "So it was on that basis that I decided I would think about it".
Saturday's vote for Kavanaugh was 50-48. But Republicans are aware that her position could make her vulnerable.
Susan Collins on Sunday slammed opponents' efforts to fundraise against her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, calling them nothing more than blatant ploys to buy votes in a future election.
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Rice said at The New Yorker Festival Sunday: "For the last twenty-so years, I've been a homeowner in the state of Maine".
Collins will be up for re-election in 2020 and former President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, seems to be interested in running.
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. Kavanaugh denied the accusations.
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While her vote spurred criticism, Collins was cheered by Republicans including current and former presidents. Millions of American women have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape and we are sick of the perpetrators being appointed to the highest offices of the land.
Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories.
Addressing Kavanaugh's demeanor during the hearing, Collins said she believed Kavanaugh "stepped over the line" by referring to revenge for an orchestrated plot by the Clintons in his opening statement and his responses to certain senators, including Amy Klobuchar.
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Collins ruefully noted it appears some women are turning on her after she's been a reliable advocate for women for 22 years in the Senate. She claimed that while she did believe that Blasey Ford was attacked, she was certain that the person who attacked her wasn't actually Kavanaugh. She called it "the most hard in the 22 years that I've been honored to represent the state of Maine in the Senate".