Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh

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If Collins decides to vote no on Kavanaugh's confirmation, none of the 36,313 pledges will be charged to the credit or debit cards used to donate to the cause, and all of the money will be returned to the accounts who donated. "Thousands of Mainers are trying desperately to tell her that she needs to protect abortion access and critical healthcare coverage across the country by voting "no" on Kavanaugh.Unlike Supreme Court judges, senators do not enjoy a lifetime guarantee of their seat; they are accountable to the people".

With no clear path forward to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, liberal activists in ME have resorted to questionable tactics to urge moderate, pro-choice Republican Sen.

The latter point stems from allegations Collins made to The Wall Street Journal that someone had left a voicemail with one of her state offices in which "they actually threatened to rape one of my young female staffers".

In addition to the usual calls and visits to Collins' office, people have been getting creative in finding ways to express their anti-Kavanaugh opinion.

King says he wouldn't expect Trump's nominee would have any more regard or decency, and he reminded Murkowski: "You're our senator, not Trump's". "Threats or other attempts to bully her will not play a factor in her decision making whatsoever". As of Wednesday, the effort has raised $1.1 million of a $1.3 million goal. Members of the group have met with Collins over the past 18 months on issues such as protecting the state's young immigrants known as Dreamers.

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Democrats have hammered Kavanaugh over a belief that he will weaken access to health care and abortion while undoing environmental regulation. He is committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. "If I vote against him, the money is refunded to donors". This crowdfunded money to pressure her is based on a quid pro quo - you vote the way we want and we will keep more than a million dollars away from your opponent - vote against us and we give her the money. "There are no do-overs or second chances on this one; each of us, including the people of ME, will have to live with the consequences of this vote for years to come".

"Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent", a crowdfunding page declares.

Collins agrees that the crowdfunding campaign is attempting to bribe her.

"We won't let it stifle us". But it may influence the liberal groups that came up with the hair-brained scheme. After numerous Democrats deployed a strategy of holding up hearing business, citing lack of access to documents pertaining to Kavanaugh's record, the minority pushed for another delay in the confirmation process.

Democrats accused Republicans of seeking to ram the confirmation through without a thorough vetting before the November midterm elections. The Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 10 on Thursday to hold the vote at 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 20, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expected to set full Senate votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation for the final week of September.

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