Sen. Susan Collins believes the nation has come to a “very sad place” as opponents of Justice Brett Kavanaugh attempt to “buy votes and buy positions.”
The Maine Republican has been feeling the aftermath of her affirmative vote for the Supreme Court nominee which secured his confirmation, which she discussed with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” Sunday.
The anti-Kavanaugh groups targeted the senator ahead of the vote and continued the attacks after she voted ‘yes,’ taking up the offensive as well in her home state.
“A website went up over these last couple of weeks collecting funds for whoever your opponent may be in 2020,” Pelley said.
“And the deal was that if you voted for Kavanaugh, then the credit card pledges would be processed. If you voted against Kavanaugh they wouldn’t process the credit card numbers,” he continued. “And something over $2 million was raised.” Collins denounced the fundraising tactic as a blatant and illegal attempt at bribery.
Minutes after @SenatorCollins announced her support for #Kavanaugh, the site to fund her opponent was so overwhelmed it crashed. Let Susan Collins know what u think of her fail.. a $5 donation to fund an opponent is not a threat it's a reality smackdown. https://t.co/h8z765qeZY
— (((Kevin Kalmes))) (@kkalmes2) October 6, 2018
— BemFuda (@FudaBem) October 7, 2018
“This is as ugly a situation as I have ever seen” -Sen. Susan Collins reacts to threats against her, her family, and her staffers following Kavanaugh confirmation pic.twitter.com/PNMURanJqX
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