In a floor speech on Capitol Hill on Friday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) announced she would vote “yes” on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a move that all but seals his fate as the next United States Supreme Court Justice.
Capito typically sits someplace else on Senate floor pic.twitter.com/9hvS3LEGZm
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 5, 2018
The desks behind Sen. Susan Collins are assigned to Sens. John Boozman and Jerry Moran, but are occupied by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Cindy Hyde-Smith.
— Jennifer Shutt (@JenniferShutt) October 5, 2018
In a speech that touched on her "little 'believees'" about Kavanaugh’s judicial record—including her steadfast opinion that he will not vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite having somehow garnered a seal of approval from the Federalist Society—Collins declared (with her words, not her actions) that she believes survivors before announcing she “will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
Collins pledging to do all she can for survivors and their daughters
at some vague point in the future
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) October 5, 2018
“I found [Christine Blasey Ford’s] testimony to be sincere, painful and compelling. I believe that she is a survivor of a sexual assault and that this trauma has upended her life. Nevertheless, the four witnesses she named could not corroborate any of the events,” Collins said. pic.twitter.com/Fwav18AXWA
— POLITICO (@politico) October 5, 2018
Collins said Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh doesn’t even meet the threshold "more likely than not.”
"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court.” — Susan Collins
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) October 5, 2018
every senator is saying this and, just to be clear, it actually means you don't believe Dr. Ford https://t.co/mjKXw2xCv9
— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) October 5, 2018
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