Ted Cruz Bashes 'Harassment' of Sen. Collins' Kavanaugh Vote

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After all, Collins has backed abortion rights and was one of three GOP senators (alongside Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and the late John McCain) to vote against Trump's "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act in 2017.

The website goes on to threaten that if she votes in favor of his nomination, "We will get you out of office".

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at her office, before a private meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 21, 2018. In a statement, Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Collins, said "anybody who thinks these tactics would work on Sen". His office said the senator also took into account, "the opinions of thousands of ME people who have written and called into his office or approached the Senator personally".

In Maine, a trio of advocacy groups continued their fundraising efforts Wednesday with a running tally of pledges coming to about $1.1 million. 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.

"The people of ME are asking you to be a hero, Senator Collins", the campaign wrote.

Barkan's Be a Hero campaign has asked Kavanaugh opponents to make small donations which will be given to Collins's challenger for her Senate seat in 2020 should she vote "yes" on Kavanaugh. 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.

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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.

"The people of ME are asking you to be a hero, Senator Collins, " it noted, while warning that if she failed "to stand up for the people of ME and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020".

"We won't let it stifle us".

Reproductive rights groups are concerned that confirming Kavanaugh could lead to the court criminalizing abortion or ending other protections guaranteed under Roe v. Wade. "We will continue to participate in our democracy", she said. The same shout-and-arrest pattern continued throughout the week. Castro: Hispanic community wants "infrastructure of opportunity" to exist for all Americans Booker on Kavanaugh documents fight: "Bring it" This week: Senate set to pass sweeping opioid package MORE (Texas), the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, tweeted that Collins had been subject to "false, nasty, vulgar, personal, uncivil verbal abuse".

Democrats accused Republicans of seeking to ram the confirmation through without a thorough vetting before the November midterm elections.

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