Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote

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

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

When Sen. Susan Collins announced, on Friday, October 5, that she would be voting "yes" on Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, the four-term senator from ME went out of her way to convince Kavanaugh's detractors that he wasn't almost the far-right extremist they thought he was. The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court with a 50-48 vote Saturday, and he was sworn in a few hours later. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday claimed she's received a positive response to her decision to back the right-wing extremist.

"Me", Rice responded. Psaki said any Collins opponent would be "well-funded". "I think the online crowd fundraising effort is the equivalent of trying to bribe me to take a particular position". But they do lead me to conclude that the allegations failed to me the more-likely-than-not standard. Essentially they were proposing a quid pro quo.

Here are five things that Collins got horribly wrong when came out in support of Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"It's certainly been a hard situation", Collins told the TV station.

"Senator Collins will be well-funded [too], I can assure you", McConnell said.

Hirono was not alone in her concerns about Collins' speech on the Senate floor on Friday and the decision to vote for Kavanaugh. Some critics have claimed Collins has refused to meet with sexual assault survivors.

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"As I watch numerous Senators speak and vote on the floor of the Senate I feel like I'm right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way".

President Donald Trump, on board Air Force One, gestures while watching a live television broadcast of the Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Oct. 6, 2018.

Echoing Trump, Collins raised questions about the account of Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged that Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her to a bed, groped her and put his hand over her mouth to stifle her screams as he tried to take off her clothes at a gathering at a house in the early 1980s.

Pelley initiated the conversation with Collins and said: 'There are many who believe that judge Kavanuagh will be the vote that results in abortion becoming illegal in the United States. and I wonder if you are concerned about that?' "I can not conclude, based on the evidence and the complete lack of corroboration that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant". Kavanaugh has denied all allegations.

Collins said confidently that she is not concerned - and admitted she "could not vote for a judge who had demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade" - adding that it would 'indicate a lack of respect for precedent'.

In Washington, President Donald Trump said today that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, lovely speech". I mean, that is so devastating. But, I will say that I thought his questioning, with the questioning with the senators, that he went over the line. So I think it was understandable that he was reacting as a human being, as a father, as a father of two young girls.

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