Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in her office before a private meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 21, 2018.
A crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $1 million from Tuesday, the opponents of Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, to confirm if they agree with Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme court, a movement with a bribe.
Liberal activist groups have posted the campaign on the platform of Crowdpac, drawing supporters and detractors.
“Senator Collins did NOT vote on Kavanaugh, and you will not be charged and no money is wrote for the financing of their future opponents,” the platform. “Senator Collins to vote YES, Kavanaugh, and your promise to go to your opponent’s campaign, once the opponent has been identified.”
Collins called it an attempt of extortion, in a reaction through a spokeswoman, according to The Washington Post.
“And anyone who thinks that this tactic would not know work Senator Collins, obviously,” spokeswoman Annie Clark, said in a statement. “Senator Collins make up their minds on the basis of the merits of the nomination. Threats or other attempts to bully you, you will not delete it play a factor in your decision-making.”
An ethics expert told The Post that “it is very good against the Federal bribery Statute.”
But Jordan Libowitz, spokesman for the citizens for ethics and responsibility, told the Post it does not rise to the level of corruption, “because there is no agreement.”
“It is only the way you work, how money and politics tend to be these days,” he said.
Meanwhile, supporters Julie B, the campaign supports, the say, “women stand together to protect our rights, and what is right.”
“The people in Maine, you will be asked to be a hero, Senator Collins,” the campaign wrote. “… for the people of Maine and for the Americans in the whole country, every dollar donated to this campaign goes to her eventual Democratic opponent in 2020. We will get you out of the office.”