Kavanaugh Protesters Pepper Sen. Collins With 'Vulgar' Threats

Kavanaugh Protesters Pepper Sen. Collins With 'Vulgar' Threats

Collins insisted that this effort will not influence her vote.

It looks as though all Senate Republicans will vote to confirm, with Vice President Mike Pence available if needed as a backup. Although the Maine Senator has a very conservative voting record, she occasionally breaks ranks with her party-for example, Collins voted again impeaching Bill Clinton during his Senate trial in early 1999 and helped sink the American Health Care Act past year.

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Even if Collins takes a stand against Kavanaugh, Democrats will still need one more vote to block the nominee, and liberals are looking to Alaska Sen.

And they mean business: so far, they have raised more than $1 million, all of it earmarked for Collins' future opponent should she vote for Kavanaugh.

"And anybody who thinks these tactics would work on Senator Collins obviously doesn't know her", spokeswoman Annie Clark said in a statement. Susan Collins' opponents if she votes for him-but the plan could backfire. "Your swing vote could decide whether a rubber stamp for Trump's anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-labor agenda gets confirmed to the Supreme Court-costing millions of Americans their healthcare, their right to choose, and their lives".

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NBC News reported on profanity-laced voicemails and letters Collins has received from activists who oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Lisa Murkowski to call for a complete vetting of Kavanaugh. "How [bleeped] naive do you have to be?" the caller said in the voicemail.

At least one ethics expert consulted by The Washington Post said that it may very well violate federal bribery statutes, which prohibit giving or offering anything of value to government officials in exchange for any acts or votes.

The campaign is just one of many created to influence Collins' vote on Kavanaugh, who opponents say could be the fifth vote in a majority Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Your card will only be charged if Collins votes for Kavanaugh's confirmation, " the listing noted.

Brian Fallon, the executive director and founder of Demand Justice, a liberal advocacy group, said his strategy is to increase pressure on Democrats to announce opposition to Kavanaugh in order to push Collins and Sen. "... To stand up for the people of ME and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020".

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