SEN. WARREN: Kavanaugh Confirmation Threatens the 'LIVES OF COUNTLESS WOMEN'

SEN. WARREN: Kavanaugh Confirmation Threatens the 'LIVES OF COUNTLESS WOMEN'

SEN. WARREN: Kavanaugh Confirmation Threatens the 'LIVES OF COUNTLESS WOMEN'

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is being pressured by pro-choice advocates to vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups contend that Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement a right-leaning court for a generation. At the state level, abortion rights are already at risk, with increasing legal restrictions and the rapid closure of clinics in rural parts of the country like Kentucky, where only one clinic remains.

A vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation by the full Senate is expected by the end of the month, in time for the first day of the court's new term on October 1.

If she votes yes, that money will go to fund the campaign of whomever her opponent is when she's up for re-election in 2020.

Even if Collins has "chuckled" over the calls of Americans to vote against Kavanaugh-who is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in decades with just 38 percent of the public backing him-there is no question that Mainers protesters are making their voices heard not just in boots-on-the-ground demonstrations but also through a method elected officials generally pay attention to: financial contributions. Elizabeth Warren told supporters on Wednesday that America's future may include "back-alley abortions" if Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh becomes a member of the U.S. Should Collins vote against Kavanaugh, all the money will be returned to donors.

Collins told the Journal, "I have had three attorneys tell me that they think it is a clear violation of federal law on bribery".

"You have the chance to stand up for the people of ME - and for the entire country - by rejecting this Supreme Court nominee", the fundraising site reads. "We need [Collins] to hear our message", the fundraiser description reads. Angus King (I-Maine) ― who has indicated that he'll vote against Kavanaugh.


"Collins said she will instead vote based on "[Kavanaugh's] qualifications, his character and integrity, judicial temperament, his record, and his respect for the rule of law and fidelity to the Constitution".

Collins has also had some 3,000 coat hangers mailed to her office (a reference to the back alley abortion).

"Senators hold the keys to women's fundamental freedoms in their hands", NARAL president Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.

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.

It looks as though all Senate Republicans will vote to confirm, with Vice President Mike Pence available if needed as a backup.

Brian Fallon, the executive director and founder of Demand Justice, a liberal advocacy group, said his strategy is to increase pressure on Democrats to announce opposition to Kavanaugh in order to push Collins and Sen.

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