Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh delayed until next week

13 September, 2018, 18:55 | Author: Ann Santiago
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Collins told the conservative news site Newsmax that she sees this as "quid pro quo fundraising" and "the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh".

"Sen. Collins votes NO on Kavanaugh and you will not be charged, and no money will go to fund her future opponent".

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLeft risks backlash in Kavanaugh fight Chuck Grassley is the point man in our judiciary remake Durbin accuses Kavanaugh of misleading senators in 2006 hearing MORE (D-Calif.) added that she did not understand Republicans "rush to judgment" on Kavanaugh.

Two groups of ME progressives have pledged to donate up to $1.3 million to Collins's next opponent if the ME senator votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Newsmax reported.

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Both the Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership joined forces and set up a crowdfunding site that has raised over $1 million. But amidst the attention it was receiving were signs that its efforts could be backfiring. And Collins issued a sharply worded response through a spokeswoman that called it an attempt at extortion. Although the Maine Senator has a very conservative voting record, she occasionally breaks ranks with her party-for example, Collins voted again impeaching Bill Clinton during his Senate trial in early 1999 and helped sink the American Health Care Act previous year. He said senators have "more than enough information" to consider Kavanaugh's nomination.

"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.

"I think they're playing a game to avoid the literal application of the bribery statute, " he said.

They "have structured the campaign in a way that the action they will do if she does what she wants is that they will refund the money but that seems to be a fictional distinction", Noti says.

"As I began, there is no second chance on this, and given the stakes as well as what we do know of his record, I have no choice but to vote no", he said. That can't happen. The organizers of the Kavanaugh opposition should denounce those tactics and make sure that the people they work with understand that threatening violence is a crime.

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The two activist groups did not respond to a request for comment. Activists opposed to Kavanaugh have attempted to pressure her to vote against his confirmation or face repercussions when she is up for reelection in 2020. "We will get you out of office". It also would have little impact on Kavanaugh's confirmation unless two holdout Republicans - including Maine U.S. Sen.

Collins has a reputation as a centrist though she is a mostly reliable Republican voter.

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