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

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Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday said that a crowdfunded PAC set up to stop her from voting to confirm embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was tantamount to a "bribe", broadcasting a warning to the thousands of individuals who had donated in the hopes of influencing her decision.

The move was expected - senators routinely delay committee business for one week, which is allowed under the panel's rules.

MSNBC host and reporter Kasie Hunt said on Wednesday that the tactics being waged by liberals against Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

After a week of histrionics during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, Collins, a crucial swing vote in the Senate, is thought to be among the only people with the power to stop the nominee's near-certain confirmation to the nation's highest court.

If that holds, Chuck Schumer will release red state Democrats who are up this year to vote to confirm, making Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation bipartisan. Collins' office has received 3,000 coat hangers as well as an onslaught of calls, some of which have been vulgar or abusive. Kavanaugh worked in the White House from 2001 to 2006.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is delaying a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until next week. Amy Klobuchar motioned to subpoena the 100,000 documents withheld by the Trump White House relating to Kavanaugh's records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege. However, the emails themselves don't detail how the information was obtained.

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But because these two senators are Republicans, activists are anxious that they will vote with their party to confirm Kavanaugh.

So, it's surprising to see Sen. "It still seems like they're saying if you don't do what we want we will spend $1 million and that strikes me as just as much as an inducement as saying we'll give you $1 million if you do what we want".

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse "consider [s] the impact of Judge Kavanaugh's arrival on the eight other justices - on the dynamic of the Supreme Court as a whole", wondering what "the Supreme Court [will] look like when neither side has to walk on eggs to win the favor of the one in the middle".

"Senator Booker, in an absurd invocation of 'Spartacus, ' explicitly invited his expulsion from the Senate in his egregious violation of the rules and contempt for the rule of law and the Constitution", said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

A conservative legal watchdog asked the Senate ethics committee Wednesday to open an investigation into Sen.

In one voicemail released from Collins" office to NBC News, one caller said "If you care at all about women's choice, vote "no' on Kavanaugh". Pro-choice activists have reportedly sent Collins, who is one of the very few pro-choice Republicans, about 3,000 coat hangers, a reference to the unsafe and potentially fatal illegal abortions women were forced to seek out or self-perform pre- Roe v. Wade.

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