Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh

Suddenly The Left Loves Selectively Edited Videos This senator might vote for Kavanaugh. So activists sent her 3000 coat hangers.
Guillermo Lane | 13 September, 2018, 06:19

The activists have stated they intend to return the funds to donors if Senator Collins votes against Mr Kavanaugh.

A crowdfunding campaign has raised over $1 million as of Tuesday for the opponent of Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, if she votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, a move she likened to bribery.

In order to influence Collins' vote, political action committees Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership have joined forces with Ady Barkan, a dying father who has advocated tirelessly for health care reform, in order to crowdfund a campaign to influence her. But amidst the attention it was receiving were signs that its efforts could be backfiring. Collins, who has expressed concerns about abortion rights, is seen as a key swing vote on Kavanaugh, but a spokeswoman says anybody who "thinks these tactics would work" on the senator "obviously doesn't know her".

After a meeting with Mr Kavanaugh last month, Senator Collins declared he assured her that he regarded Roe V Wade as a "settled" law.

Senator Collins ran for Congress on a platform of being both pro-choice and someone who would prioritise the needs of her constituents over her party.

In an interview with the right-leaning news site Newsmax on Monday, Collins said that entire campaign was tantamount to a "bribe", and that she would not allow it to shape her decision.

"I think they're playing a game to avoid the literal application of the bribery statute", he said.

Campaign legal experts, though, were less certain, saying that as long as they aren't offering her the money, it may be perfectly legal.

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"It seems kind of icky but it doesn't rise to the level of bribery because there's no agreement, " Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for the Citizens for Ethics and Responsibilities.

"It's just the way money and politics tend to work these days", he said.

The two activist groups did not respond to a request for comment.

The tone of the listing was alternately threatening and encouraging.

Hunt, a Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC, appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", where she reacted to the abusive calls Collins' office has received in the past week. The centrist Heitkamp won by only 1% in 2012, and in 2018, she is in a very close race with Republican nominee Kevin Cramer-who is painting himself as reliably pro-Trump in the campaign. "We will get you out of office".

Along with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Collins' vote could change the outcome of this critical legislation.

One of the world's most successful professional dog mushers is speaking out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The campaign is just one of many created to influence Collins' vote on Kavanaugh, who opponents say could be the fifth vote in a majority Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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