Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Sen. Collins Reveals How Mainers Reacted to Her Kavanaugh Decision

Sen. Collins Reveals How Mainers Reacted to Her Kavanaugh Decision

During an appearance Sunday on CNN, Collins sounded dismissive when asked about a potential challenge from Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama.

"We need someone who's more transparent and more willing to actually meet and listen to the people of ME", said Sweet, who acknowledged that she's also considering a run.

Collins' wholehearted embrace of these vapid GOP talking points is emblematic of her entire justification for supporting Kavanaugh, which basically consisted of her closing her eyes and plugging her ears to information that would prove inconvenient to the creation of a conservative Supreme Court majority.

Rice, a former national security adviser to President Barack Obama, said Sunday that she will decide after the November elections whether to launch a bid to unseat Sen.

They contained the official text of her 44-minute address to colleagues Friday afternoon - a speech that took the wind out of Democrats' opposition, sealed Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation and, according to her colleagues, will go down in history as a masterful statement of centrist principles in a chamber where the political center has all but disappeared.

Collins said confidently that she is not concerned - and admitted she "could not vote for a judge who had demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade" - adding that it would 'indicate a lack of respect for precedent'.

Kavanaugh said: 'I understand the importance that people attach to the Roe v. Wade decision, to the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision'. "I have to do what I think is right, and that is what I did". Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who sits in the chamber next to Ms. Collins, joined the Democrats, saying Justice Kavanaugh wasn't the right person for the high court.

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"This is breaking our agreement with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation , of which Latvia is a member since 2004, he adds". It did not enter government exclusively because it failed to find any other party to form a coalition.

"I've had the honor of serving in the Senate for almost 22 years, and this is as ugly a situation as I've ever seen during that time", Collins said. She quickly walked back her tweet, saying she's "not making any announcements" but "Maine and America deserve better".

Pelley initiated the conversation with Collins and said: 'There are many who believe that judge Kavanuagh will be the vote that results in abortion becoming illegal in the United States. and I wonder if you are concerned about that?'

Rice, however, said her "ties to ME are long and deep". She called it "the most hard in the 22 years that I've been honored to represent the state of Maine in the Senate". 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.

Over the weekend, a Crowdpac page raised more than $1 million for a hypothetical opponent should Collins seek reelection in 2020.

Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she appreciated the enthusiasm about her potential run, but said people who are angry about Kavanaugh should focus on the midterm elections.

She also "didn't speak to about 30 protesters gathered in front of her home in Bangor" on Sunday. Rice, whose primary residence is in the Washington area, emphasized "long and deep" ties to ME as she attacked Collins during a weekend appearance at the New Yorker Festival.

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