Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

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

UN Ambassador Susan Rice arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington with Sen. Susan Collins R Maine and Sen. Corker R-Tenn. to discuss the Benghazi terrorist attack Collins: I did what I thought was right
Faye Gross | 10 October, 2018, 09:23

Susan Collins, whose decision to support Brett Kavanaugh was key to his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Three weeks ago, Maine Republican Susan Collins was the darling of those opposing Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. The campaign has raised more than $3.5 million and counting.

Today's vote for Kavanaugh was 50-48. It did not mention the sexual misconduct claims against him that emerged in the past month - claims Kavanaugh has denied.

Collins' Alaska colleague, Sen.

Interest in the Republican senator's re-election two years from now has been intense since her controversial vote and complicates her path to a fifth term, with half a dozen Democratic prospects openly considering running against her.

Ms Ford alleges Mr Kavanaugh drunkenly attempted to rape her while his friend, Mark Judge, stood by and watched during a 1982 gathering. Manchin told The Associated Press last weekend that he followed Collins' lead. However, Collins maintained that "we have a presumption of innocence in this country" and given the lack of evidence she saw that could corroborate the allegation she "could not conclude that Brett Kavanaugh" was Ford's assailant. The effort's new fundraising goal is $4 million.

The Democrats' prospect list is topped by Rep. Chellie Pingree, who Collins defeated once already, back in 2002.

"This is a classic quid-pro-quo as defined in our bribery laws", Collins said in the interview. "I'm stronger than mule piss" on this guy, he reportedly said. She said it was deleted several times and one person sent a link to the Rick Astley song "Never gonna give you up," an internet prank known as "rickrolling".

Other potential prospects include former state house speaker Emily Cain, state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills, and liberal activist Betsy Sweet.

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"It is a very scary thing", she said.

Dr. Blasey Ford giving her testimony, speaking truth to power, was an inspiration for so many of us. "If Democrats regain power in either chamber of Congress, they must resolve to reopen the investigations that Republicans refused to conduct and demand the documents that the Trump White House worked to hide". Strimling said he's is not.

Rice is a wildcard. But Republicans are aware that her position could make her vulnerable.

However, Rice didn't say she wouldn't run for a Maine Senate seat.

The former Obama aide's connection to ME has already emerged as a central issue. Now, those who are angry with over her vote are calling for a boycott on visiting ME or buying any of it's products until Collins is out of office. "I think it's the end of whatever legacy she has worked so hard to achieve as a moderate", Amy Halsted, co-director of Maine People's Alliance, which helped start the fundraiser, told Rolling Stone. She gave an impassioned, attractive speech yesterday.

Rice also said her family "goes back generations" in ME and that she's owned a home in the state for the last 20 years. Rice received an honorary degree form the Bowdoin College this year. "They are not living at home".

She added that Ford was "horrified" by Trump's comments that sought to undermine her credibility.

Leftist commentator John Fugelsang initiated the boycott, asking his followers on Twitter to "vote against" visiting ME until something is done about the state's non-compliant Senator.

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