Dems. Come for Susan Collins after Kavanaugh Backs Anti-Abortion Law

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Repub. Susan Collins has been a favored senator among Democrats because she sometimes criticized Trump and would vote with the Dems., particularly on women's issues.

That's all over now. Susan just earned a place on the enemies list!

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"Progressive advocacy groups are furious about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh voting Thursday to let an anti-abortion law take effect in Louisiana. But they are directing their ire at another person too: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).

Collins, who is up for re-election in 2020, was pivotal to Kavanaugh’s narrow October confirmation to the court. . . . Collins, who says she supports abortion rights, defended her vote by saying she believed he would follow Supreme Court precedent ― that is, preserve Roe v. Wade.

But Kavanaugh voted Thursday to let a Louisiana law take effect that would have left the state with just one physician allowed to perform abortions ― a break from precedent, as the law is virtually identical to a Texas anti-abortion law that the Supreme Court struck down in 2016. He was on the losing side of the court’s 5-4 decision . . . , but Kavanaugh took the extra step of writing a dissent, saying he would have let the law take effect.

Demand Justice, a progressive judicial advocacy group, is already up with a digital ad this weekend in Maine highlighting Collins’ vote for Kavanaugh. . . .

Collins promised to protect women’s rights,” read words across the screen. “It was all sham.”

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“Brett Kavanaugh has declared war on Roe, and Susan Collins is the one who made it possible,” said Executive Director Brian Fallon. “Collins now owns every decision that he makes.”

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“We were called crazy and hysterical for suggesting he was hostile to #roevwade even though his record was clear,” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, posted on Instagram. “Susan Collins, you own this.”

Amelia Penniman, a spokesperson for the progressive research group American Bridge, said Kavanaugh wouldn’t even be on the court if it weren’t for Collins’ deciding vote.

“It has always been crystal clear that he intended to use his position to attack abortion rights, and thanks to Susan Collins, women will now pay the price,” Penniman said in a statement. “This will go down in history as a key portion of her legacy, and it’s a reality that she will have to answer for next year when she faces voters.”

Collins raised nearly $1.8 million in the last quarter of 2018 and the vast majority of it came from out-of-state supporters of Kavanaugh. It was the best fundraising quarter of her life."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-come-susan-collins-brett-182644536.html

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Of course, if she is more interested in fundraisers than in women's rights, despite her claims, she obviously chose the right path --financially, that is.

Kate

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mrskjun(9)

Dems didn't elect her and dems won't re-elect her. But republicans will.

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Becca Reese

Repub. Susan Collins has been a favored senator among Democrats
because she sometimes criticized Trump and would vote with the Dems.,
particularly on women's issues.

That's all over now. Susan just earned a place on the enemies list!

I'm sure Collins understands that Dems are ruthless, cunning front and back stabbers.

She is one of the few who stays true to herself. Democrats can walk their own on a leash. Collins will be just fine.

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Ziemia(6a)

Clearly, Trump apologists read different (abbreviated?) reports of Collins' own statements.

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GOD

Ziemia, I wouldn't bet that trump apologists read at all. When they post an article it often doesn't say what they feel it says , they parrot what foxnews tells them to say, and they're incapable of backing things up with facts.

they seem to just repeat what they've been told

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cattyles

Good question.

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mrskjun(9)

We leave that to you ann_t. Didn't you just comment on it?

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chase_gw

Mrs, Collins is very unpopular in Maine because of her vote for Kavanaugh. Lots of moderate Republicans and Independents there.

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olliesmom(7)

ann_t,

Collins isn't Speaker of the House.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Although I have been grateful for the times Susan broke ranks and voted with the Dems., especially on women's rights issues, I have just as often been really irritated with her tendency to give verbal support as long as the issue was up in the air, but abruptly side with the Trumpsters when the actual vote took place.

That kind of having her cake and eating it too approach--instead of supposedly pleasing people on both sides--comes off more as something like hypocritical double-speak.

Kate

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chisue

Believe what a person DOES, not what she says. Women voters in Maine must be told how to vote by their ''menfolk'...or maybe they are just not real bright.

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