Susan Collins called out for believing Brett Kavanaugh wouldn’t vote to overturn Roe: 'You were played'
On Monday night, May 2, Politico reported that according to a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to fully overturn Roe v. Wade — and Sen. Susan Collins, in response to Politico’s reporting, is defending her decision to vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Collins, in 2018, maintained that Kavanaugh would not vote to overturn Roe v. Wade if confirmed to the High Court, saying that he considered the 1973 decision “settled law.” And in response to Politico’s opinion, Collins said, “If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office.”
Sen Susan Collins: \u201cIf this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office..\u201d— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1651586801
When CBS News’ Scott McFarlane tweeted Collins’ statement on May 3, there were plenty of responses — many of them negative and vehemently critical of the moderate conservative. Collins’ critics, in 2018, argued that she was being hopelessly naïve if she really believed that Kavanaugh wouldn’t vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. And now, it appears that Kavanaugh is doing the very thing Collins insisted he wouldn’t do.
Twitter user @dellacooper05 noted that 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was absolutely right when she warned that abortion rights were on the line:
Other Twitter users argued that Collins never should have trusted Kavanaugh:
Hahahahahahahahahahaha!\n@SenatorCollins you were played!— Dave Newhouse (@Dave Newhouse) 1651587359
Who could have predicted two right wing judges placed in the majority of the Supreme Court would work to ban reproductive rights? #concerned— Clint McGuire \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Clint McGuire \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1651591134
Is she new? Is it her first day? Because millions of us never even met them and called this months ago.— Kat Packer \ud83c\udf3b (@Kat Packer \ud83c\udf3b) 1651587818
Give me an f'in break, Susan! I didn't meet Kavanaugh or Gorsuch and could have told you they would vote to overturn Roe v Wade if given the chance!— Lara (@Lara) 1651590912
Twitter user @JPNeedleman used some video of the 1942 film classic "Casablanca" to mock Collins:
Here are some more responses to Collins’ statement on Kavanaugh:
Did she really say that? Because they obviously decided to 'go another way' with that 'adherence to precedent' line.— Susan Kramer (@Susan Kramer) 1651587070
Maine has voted Susan Collins into office to represent them since 1997...Thanks a lot, Maine, NOT!pic.twitter.com/Q7SU0iis0q— I. Shire W (@I. Shire W) 1651587525
Collins knew perfectly well what Kavanaugh was going to do. She supported him anyway in order to stay in McConnell\u2019s good graces so he would fund her re-election campaign.— Tom Wienner (@Tom Wienner) 1651588051
Collins translation: "I heard lies, and I pretended I was hearing truth. It's my nature."— AbstractThreats (@AbstractThreats) 1651591364
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