The Dishonesty of Susan Collins

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

Kavanaugh said: 'I understand the importance that people attach to the Roe v. Wade decision, to the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision'.

President Donald Trump, who now has won Senate approval for two appointments to the court, said on Twitter, "I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court".

Even after the FBI returned with no evidence to back up those accounts, Democrats denounced the investigation and pleaded with Republicans to join them in rejecting Justice Kavanaugh. Sen. The Bangor Daily News reported that the senator was greeted by protesters when she switched planes in Philadelphia while traveling from Washington, D.C.to ME on Saturday night following the final vote on Kavanaugh.

This week on 60 Minutes, in an interview filmed just prior to her vote, Collins tells Pelley that, when she heard the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford alleging that she had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, she had some doubt about the nominee. "Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her".

Collins, one of the few pro-choice Republicans in the Senate, has asserted that Kavanaugh considers Roe v. Wade "settled law" and would not vote to overturn that 1973 decision.

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'. That-not Kavanaugh's lies, or his troubling judicial record, or Ford's credible testimony about what he did to her-was what Collins felt the need to lecture Americans about. "Many experts have said his dissent informed Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the ACA at the Supreme Court".

Steve Nason, 44, said he had always questioned Ms. Collins' claims to be a moderate but that her speech impressed him with its thoroughness and thoughtfulness.

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Rice has a home in ME, a source said, and her family has ties to the state: Her mother, an education policy expert who was instrumental in the creation of the Pell Grant, was born there.

Gideon, who's often clashed with outgoing Republican Gov. Paul LePage, said she's focused on winning more Democratic seats in the Maine House for now.

Sweet said a big factor would be whether Collins, 65, decides to run at all. "The country needed what Susan Collins provided today - reason, facts and an understanding of who we are as a nation". She said Sunday that despite the presence of protesters outside her home in Bangor, the response from Mainers has been "overwhelmingly positive". "That's what I did in this case", she said.

"The most hard in the 22 years I've been honored to represent the State of Maine in the United States Senate". She gave an impassioned, attractive speech yesterday.

Collins also reacted to the fiery protests in the days leading up to the Senate vote.

"They are asking me to perform an official act and if I do not do what they want, $2 million plus is going to go to my opponent".

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