On the Hill with Doug Christian
Sept. 13, 2018
Washington – Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) resides at the nexus of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Although Sen. Collins is not a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she, along with Republican Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), are arguably the central senators deciding whether Brett Kavanaugh will sit on the Supreme Court.
Both senators are pro-choice. Judge Kavanaugh publicly states that Roe vs. Wade is established law. Roe vs. Wade is the Supreme Court decision to that protects a woman’s right to choose whether she may have an abortion.
Both senators are Republican. Every other Republican senator is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh whereas the Democrats are expected to vote against him. With a two-vote majority in the Senate, Republicans cannot afford to lose two confirmation votes.
According to GOP senators, the left is launching a “harassment campaign” to pressure Sen. Collins. Some are sending coat hangers to her office.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) calls the “far Left” tactics an example of “the desperation of the radicals to try to stop” Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), tweets that the Maine senator is subject to “false, nasty, vulgar, personal, uncivil verbal abuse.”
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