Susan Collins caves, will cast deciding vote for Kavanaugh. Chip in to defeat her in 2020.
Susan Collins (R-ME) has done it again.
The Republican Senator from Maine, who has a history of lacking spine when it matters most, just announced that she will gladly be the swing vote IN FAVOR of Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the Supreme Court.
With Lisa Murkowski making clear this morning that she won’t support Kavanaugh, Collins’ opposition would have likely ended the nomination. But instead of opposing Kavanaugh, Collins gave a full-throated defense of Kavanaugh today, while attacking Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford!
Susan Collins doesn’t care that Brett Kavanaugh is the most partisan Supreme Court justice in American history, and tainted by multiple accusations of sexual assault.
Susan Collins doesn’t care that Brett Kavanaugh perjured himself repeatedly before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
And Susan Collins doesn’t care that Brett Kavanaugh will likely be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v Wade, which not only will make abortion illegal again in many states, but which is also the basis of many LGBT rights decisions.
Time and again, when the going gets tough, Susan Collins caves.
All of this is sadly too familiar. Last year, Collins helped repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, spiking premiums for millions of Americans, because Mitch McConnell promised her he’d immediately pass legislation to help stabilize the ACA marketplace – AFTER the vote. It’s been a year now — the vote never happened, and Susan Collins is nowhere to be found. Collins got played again, and we’re the ones who suffer as a result.
Enough is enough. Democrats needs to start playing hardball, or we will continue to get run over by Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and their enabling collaborators like Susan Collins.
We don’t know who Susan Collins’ Democratic opponent will be in 2020, but ActBlue has created an account we can donate to now, and all proceeds will go to the eventual Democratic nominee.
Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me repeatedly, shame on me. Senator Collins, we won’t be fooled again.
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