Susan Collins revealed to the critics “, personal attacks on Kavanaugh vote in the Fox News interview

in the vicinityVideoThe Untold Story of Sen. Susan Collins, and the Kavanaugh votes

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has revealed that the abuse that you and your staff has had to confirm their choice of Brett Kavanaugh, of the ” Supreme Court “is unlike anything I’ve seen in all the years I have had the privilege to serve in the Senate.”

“There were protests in my home for six weeks in a row, protests to my house here in Washington, threats of murder, threats, sexual assaults against me and my staff,” Collins told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, in an exclusive interview, broadcast on Thursday evening on “The story”. “But what I’ll never understand why someone would think that I would be intimidated by these tactics, and that they would be successful in converting me, or what, to vote against judge Kavanaugh.”

Collins Yes, provided the decisive “” votes for Kavanaugh’s confirmation, explain your reasoning in a Nov. 5 Senate speech, came to a Wild climax, and for a week against the centering on the sexual-assault allegations against the Federal judge from his high school days. Quotes of the time, Collins is the lack of convincing evidence” of the claims against Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford”.


“The Senate confirmation process is not a trial, but there are certain standards we have to follow,” Collins said, “and to throw when we were going overboard, the presumption of innocence, despite the complete lack of convincing from Dr. Ford’s best friend prove, and to do without if we were going to be, with fairness, the rule of law and fair trial, I feared for what would become our country, and whether someone will be willing to Their names forth for the public service? Who would go through?”

Sen. Collins received harassing voicemails before Kavanaugh votes

Before, during, and after the vote, Collins and her staff threatening letters from opponents of the Kavanaugh, some of which have been received together with Fox News. At one point, Collins, a young researcher “, which is answered with problems in the Social security and the VA, and immigration said, a phone call, the man told her that if I were to have voted ‘ Yes ‘ for justice Kavanaugh, he was hoping she would be raped and impregnated.”

Collins added that the employees stop working for them because “they are just not the enormous abuse that was heaped [her].”


On another occasion, Collins said she was confronted, which shone outside of your Washington, DC home of a man with a flashlight in the eyes, and began recording her with a camcorder.

Sen. Collins announces intent to vote for Kavanaugh

“The only funny thing, as I said finally to him to unlock because I am desperate of my door and I said:” You stop me and by the way, what’s your name?’ And he gave me his name,” Collins said.


Collins’ Kavanaugh has a voice of its target for the Democrats who hope to flip their seat in 2020. She said MacCallum, you would be at peace with the idea that your decision cost you a fifth Senate term.

“The easier it is to vote politically clear would have been to vote for me, “no,” she said. “But, that would not be the right vote, and I have to live with me and I want to be able to look in the mirror in the morning and know that I did what I felt was right, no matter what the consequences may be … I want to leave here really do not always be intimidated. I have to do what I think is right and I’m going to let the chips fall where they may.”

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum contributed to this report.

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