Collins says she put herself 'in his shoes' when considering Kavanaugh's temperament

Hannah Rogers
October 10, 2018

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.

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"I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh", she said.

Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories.

Collins' wholehearted embrace of these vapid GOP talking points is emblematic of her entire justification for supporting Kavanaugh, which basically consisted of her closing her eyes and plugging her ears to information that would prove inconvenient to the creation of a conservative Supreme Court majority.

She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. "I'm disappointed and angry".

"A few weeks ago I made the mistake of taking my #Kavanaugh frustration out on Senator Susan Collins".

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So, to Louise and to those people who have been offended, if we are offended that was not my intention, I do apologise". The top comment on the page states "Sydney should not be hostage to Alan Jones and the gambling establishments".

Collins, who is serving in her fourth six-year term in the Senate, called the vote one of the most hard in her political career. Her accomplishment is to be an alumna of integrity, who despite great personal cost to herself and her family told her story of her sexual assault and emboldened others to also find the courage to speak out against injustice. She said Sunday that despite the presence of protesters outside her home in Bangor, the response from Mainers has been "overwhelmingly positive". However, due to Senator Collins I can no longer support products from Maine.

Collins gave the White House a reason to be optimistic when she told CNN she found it to be a 'very thorough investigation'. During Sunday's appearance, she described her grandparents' arrival in the state from Jamaica in 1912, her yearly summer visits that began in childhood and the home she now owns.

"We need someone who's more transparent and more willing to actually meet and listen to the people of ME", said Sweet, who acknowledged that she's also considering a run.

That same year, Rice's mother, Lois Dickson Rice, was valedictorian of Portland High School. Rice received an honorary degree form the Bowdoin College this year. People took to social media, urging others not to support Maine's economy while Collins still serves as Maine's US senator, some even using #boycottmaine.

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

'I asked him, "Is it sufficient? if five current, sitting justices believe that Roe should be overturned?"'

"She has a right to be a Mainer as well", she said.

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