But constituents in ME have told a different story since Collins' speech last Friday, in which she suggested that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford incorrectly remembered Kavanaugh as the person who assaulted her when the two were in high school and claimed the judge had displayed an appropriate temperament for a Supreme Court justice.
"Me", Rice responded. Psaki said any Collins opponent would be "well-funded". She then voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination and has said that she will vote yes on Kavanaugh' during the full Senate's confirmation vote on Saturday.
Where they saw opposition to Obamacare in his rulings, she saw a careful judge whose reasoning that the Affordable Care Act was a use of Congress' taxing power closely mirrored the logic that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. would later use to declare the 2010 health care law mostly constitutional.
"Her family has been through a lot", Debra Katz said.
"What moved me. was a sense of outrage and frustration that somebody who fashions herself a moderate centrist, and somebody who cares for equal rights and LGBT rights and Roe v. Wade and all of this stuff, could in a very political fashion not just decide to vote for Kavanaugh but do it in a fashion that was quite dismissive of the concerns of many Americans and many Mainers", Rice said, according to an account by the Associated Press. Susan Collins said on the Senate floor.
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Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Collins told host Dana Bash she believes Ford - who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party while they were both in high school - was assaulted, but didn't believe Kavanaugh was responsible.
Among the transcripts, is one of an interview with Judge.
She also "didn't speak to about 30 protesters gathered in front of her home in Bangor" on Sunday. "They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult", Ford said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September. The Bangor Daily News reported that the senator was greeted by protesters when she switched planes in Philadelphia while traveling from Washington, D.C.to ME on Saturday night following the final vote on Kavanaugh. She said her flight was delayed but she was determined return to ME for the dedication of a bridge honoring the late Cpl. "Everybody knows that", Ms. Collins said. A crowdsourcing group says it has secured pledges of more than $3 million for her opponent in 2020.
We're already starting to get an idea of who might challenge Collins in 2020.
Collins was among the Republicans who said she was troubled by Rice's explanations for the deadly attack. "That's what I did in this case", she said.
The Maine Senator also said in a Friday speech that Kavanaugh places high importance on previous court decisions. "I think the online crowd fundraising effort is the equivalent of trying to bribe me to take a particular position".