Minutes after Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) indicated that she will vote yes to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow, a crowdfunding effort raising funds to unseat her in 2020 crashed.
On Sunday, Collins told reporters in ME that she was receiving positive feedback for her vote to confirm Kavanaugh. "Therefore I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", Sen.
He shared an email from one customer who explained, "I've loved your product the two times I've ordered so far".
Collins said: "I'm going to do what I think is right". The confirmation came after weeks of controversy and allegations that he had engaged in acts of sexual misconduct while in high school and college in the 1980s.
The reaction began after Senator Collins announced on Friday ahead of the Senate vote Saturday that she would indeed vote "yes" on Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Collins added Kavnaugh 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.
Collins of ME said Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was "heart-wrenching" but added that Kavanaugh also passionately denied her accusations.
While Collins has had to increase security for her offices because of "multiple serious threats", she said at an event on Sunday, "Many people have thanked me for my vote and have said that they were very pleased I did the right thing".
"There was no corroboration on Brett Kavanaugh's bald assertion that he didn't do it", said Hirono, emphasizing her discontent with what she saw as an inadequate FBI investigation. In the weeks leading up to the vote, opponents of Kavanaugh staged protests in ME created to influence the senator's decision, including at her offices in Portland and Bangor, and outside her home in Bangor.
"And I thought I had to even the playing field".
Gideon, who's often clashed with outgoing Republican Gov. Paul LePage, said she's focused on winning more Democratic seats in the Maine House for now.
She explained that she had based her decision on reviewing the nominee's judicial opinions, which she said showed he was "not for women's reproductive choice".
She also "didn't speak to about 30 protesters gathered in front of her home in Bangor" on Sunday. She gave an impassioned, attractive speech yesterday. "And that was from the heart, that was from the heart".
Hannity replied by saying there's a "great hypocrisy" in the attacks toward Collins.
This content was republished with permission from CNN. She then seemed to walk it back, saying she was "not making any announcements". A crowdsourcing group says it has secured pledges of more than $3 million for her opponent in 2020.