The problem is bigger than Susan Collins

11 October, 2018, 07:46 | Author: Carlos George
  • Screen shot Facebook  Sen. Susan Collins

Collins added Kavanaugh and Ford appeared entirely certain of their telling of the events during the testimony, so she turned to the FBI's supplemental background investigation of Kavanaugh for corroborating evidence.

"I look back at 28 years of Thomas, and I sense absolutely no retribution or I haven't seen any change in the way the courts have operated", he said.

Collins took flack last week after she announced her support for Kavanaugh, whose nomination was derailed after women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the now-justice. And if she's willing, she should give testimony too. 2020 reelection raised more than $3.6 million for a yet-to-be-determined Democratic challenger.

"We are just getting started on that", he said.

A crowd of people gathered outside Senator Susan Collins' home in Bangor.

Nearly $3.4 million has so far been raised by more than 115,000 people through the campaign "Either Sen". They had even attempted what some senators called a "bribe", raising millions of dollars in campaign pledges that they said they would donate to her opponent if she voted for President Trump's nominee.

Right now, Democrats have a reasonable chance to retake the majority in the US House of Representatives, but prospects in the US Senate are far leaner.

Democrats charged that the White House prevented the Federal Bureau of Investigation from doing a thorough probe that might have run down leads, and multiple Yale classmates of Kavanaugh's tried to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation but say they were not interviewed.

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"What the Kavanaugh hearing has done is nationalize the elections", said Dan Cassino, associate professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Teaneck, N.J. You can be proud of your background, but I think we ought to not divide America.

Reacting to the news, Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that his critics had "overplayed their hand" in their opposition to Kavanaugh.

On Sunday alone, one day after the final Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, 8,800 liberal activists signed up to participate door-knocking and other volunteer activity related to the midterms, said Alfred Johnson, the co-founder of MobilizeAmerica. She said ME needs "someone who's not entrenched in the old way of doing things". "We appreciate his vote for Judge Kavanaugh".

Ingraham acknowledged that she was wrong about that.

"Democrats weren't able to obstruction Kavanaugh's confirmation, so now they're threatening to remove him by congressional force", Hawley wrote. "And on and on for about two weeks".

At least a few people have acted on it. Mark Murrell, owner of getMainelobster.com, told the Portland Press Herald that several customers canceled their orders because of Collins' vote.

Grassley also called out lawmakers such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) who have urged demonstrators to get in the faces of Republican legislators and Cabinet officers. "I believe in freedom of association, freedom of speech, freedom to demonstrate".

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