Protesters have shown up at Collins' private home in Bangor.
"President Trump's nominee for the high court told lawmakers during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Roe v. Wade set an "important precedent" in 1973 before being "reaffirmed many times", but the MA lawmaker isn't letting up on her "#StopKavanaugh" activism.
Judiciary Committee Democrats repeatedly pressed Kavanaugh on abortion rights, gay rights, health care, executive authority and the ongoing Russian Federation probe last week, but the often-contentious exchanges did not spur a critical group of centrist Democrats to commit to voting for or against the nominee.
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Collins has previously said she would not support a nominee that would not uphold Roe v. Wade.
"I always wait until after the hearings are complete before making a decision, and I'll do so in this case as well", she said. Tribal communities were crucial to Murkowski's re-election as an independent in 2010, after she lost the GOP primary to a tea party challenger. If Collins opposes Kavanaugh, none of the donors will be charged for the money they pledged.
"Senator Collins will make up her mind based on the merits of the nomination". It's Collins' job to serve the people of Maine. In exchange, she voted to cut their taxes and take healthcare away from people like me. "We will continue to participate in our democracy", she said.
"The people of ME are asking you to be a hero, Senator Collins", the site for the crowdfunded PAC reads. Pro-choice activists have reportedly sent Collins, who is one of the very few pro-choice Republicans, about 3,000 coat hangers, a reference to the unsafe and potentially fatal illegal abortions women were forced to seek out or self-perform pre- Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood only endorses politicians who have a 100 percent rating on choice issues, so the group hasn't endorsed Collins or Murkowski since 2010 and won't again.
A Maine TV station obtained voicemails being left at Collins's offices, including one caller who brought up a 2003 email where Kavanaugh suggested cutting a paragraph out of a draft op-ed that characterized Roe v. Wade as widely accepted among legal scholars as settled law.
So far, however, the group has been relatively quiet on what it will do if Collins and Murkowski vote for the nominee.