Kavanaugh Cruises Toward Confirmation

This senator might vote for Kavanaugh. So activists sent her 3000 coat hangers.

A campaign urging Republican Sen.

So a group of liberal activists in ME created an unusual crowdfunding campaign that encapsulated both of these emotions: they raised money in the form of pledges that they said they would give to whoever chose to challenge Collins in 2020 if she voted for Kavanaugh's confirmation.

In this case, that senator is Maine's Susan Collins, a centrist who is seen by many as something of a swing vote in highly partisan congressional fights, including the Kavanaugh nomination.

The spotlight on Collins and Sen. With a 51-49 GOP majority, Kavanaugh's confirmation to the court is virtually assured if either senator votes yes.

In the closely divided senate, Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hinges in part on the votes of two moderate Republican senators: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

In addition to the usual calls and visits to Collins' office, people have been getting creative in finding ways to express their anti-Kavanaugh opinion.

Here are five US senators who could either make or break Kavanaugh's nomination. As of Wednesday, the effort has raised $1.1 million of a $1.3 million goal. Members of the group have met with Collins over the past 18 months on issues such as protecting the state's young immigrants known as Dreamers. Kavanaugh is committed to ending healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions. After a meeting with him in August that she described as "excellent, " she said that he told her he agreed that Roe v. Wade was settled as a precedent of the court.

"Through this grassroots effort, Mainers are making clear to Senator Collins that they will defeat her for reelection if she defies the will of the people and votes to confirm Judge Kavanaugh".

She said the money campaign detracts from Ms. Collins' ability to make a judgment on the nomination based on his record, his testimony and other relevant factors.

Sen. Collins vows she won't be persuaded by the campaign to impact her vote, amid an ongoing crowdfunding scheme against her, TheBlaze reported on Tuesday. If she's not going to do that, and if she won't give thoughtful consideration to their concerns, they have the right to pledge their support to her opponent, both with their votes and with their money.

Other Republican senators decried the harassment campaign, demanded Democrats disavow the threats made toward Ms. Collins, and complained about what they saw as illegal campaign activity.

Jonathan Berkon, an attorney specializing in election law, defended the fundraiser and its proponents against what he called a "bogus legal threat".

"We won't let it stifle us". "And her safety has relied on her having a lot of strength with independent and Democratic women".

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups contend that Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement a right-leaning court for a generation.

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