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Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Sen. Susan Collins stated that she will vote to confirm for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Sen. Susan Collins stated that she will vote to confirm for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

They’ve raised $3 million and counting, and these Mainers are mad at Sen. Susan Collins.

Collins on Friday announced she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court.

She said on the senate floor that Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations, which she testified to before the Senate Judiciary Committee, did not reach the level of “more likely than not.”

The group running an online fundraising campaign to try to pressure Collins into changing her mind say its money will go to the Republican’s 2020 Democratic opponent, if she follows through and votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

“Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent,” the campaign, hosted by Crowdpac, is titled.

Sen. Susan Collins, from Maine, told protesters outside her office she would vote “yes” in a procedural vote to move Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice forward on October 5. They responded by yelling “no.”

Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership set up the fundraiser.

“If you fail to stand up for the people of Maine and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020,” the campaign website reads. “We will get you out of office.”

The fundraiser crossed the $3 million threshold at about 11 a.m. EDT Saturday.

“This entire process was up to Collins,” Amy Halstead, co-director of Maine People’s Alliance said, according to Rolling Stone. “And [Friday] she did the wrong thing.”

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