Senator Susan Collins (R, MA) has revealed the vile threats and illegal bribes the left threw at her to force her to vote against Judge, now Justice, Brett Kavanaugh last week. The mild mannered — some may say meek and spineless — Senator was shocked with the hate she faced last week.
Like all “Republicans” who often bow to the left in order to be loved by the media, Collins was surprised by the hate that descended down upon her. Collins refrained for months from saying exactly what she was going to do with her Kavanaugh vote, but as the days counted down before the vote, the left focused on her like a laser beam.
In the week of the Kavanaugh confirmation, Collins was inundated with attacks by leftists trying to scare her into voting against confirmation.
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The Maine Republican told CBS “reporter” Scott Pelly about some of the attacks she faced:
Pelly noted that the left created a website seeking donations to be used as a weapon against Collins.
“A website went up over these last couple of weeks collecting funds for whoever your opponent may be in 2020,” Pelley said during the 60 Minutes segment.
“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,” Pelley added. “And something over $2 million was raised.”
Collins told Pelly that the whole thing shocked her over how illegal it was.
“This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws,” Collins said.
“They are asking me to perform an official act and if I do not do what they want, $2 million plus is going to go to my opponent,” she continued. “I think that if our politics has come to the point where people are trying to buy votes and buy positions, then we are in a very sad place.”
“This is as ugly a situation as I have ever seen,” Collins said.
“I would note that Planned Parenthood opposed three pro-choice justices just because they were nominated by Republican presidents: David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Kennedy,” Collins said. “They said the same thing, women will die. This is just outrageous.”
Collins is next up for re-election in 2020 She has not said if she will run again, but her campaign is already set in place in case.
So, what was this website? Well, the site supposedly operated by the “Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership” created the site that raised more than $3.5 million. The money, apparently, is set to go to any opponent that rises up to face Collins in 2020.
“If you fail to stand up for the people of Maine and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020. We will get you out of office,” the site warned Collins.
— Mainers for Accountable Leadership (@mfalpac) September 3, 2018
The comments on the page were vile and full of threats and name calling against Collins. Interesting how they are trying to ask her for a vote they want to see cast yet they are threatening her and calling her names as they do so. I don’t know about you, but when I am asking someone for a favor I ask them in a nice manner.
This website wasn’t the only place where Collins faced attacks.
Leftists all across the nation took to Twitter to scream at Collins, call her names, and threaten violence against her.
Here are a few:
I hope someone kills you.
— Lawrence Farmer (@BigMikeFarmer) October 6, 2018
Never let Collins have a moment of peace in public again.
— kat calvin (@KatCalvinLA) October 5, 2018
Fuck you Collins
You said the woman was wrong without a real attempt at investigating him or the 40 witnesses that came forward!
Then U victory lapped after because the Koch reward you gained from your vote.
YOU'RE DONE SUSAN COLLINS!
FUCKING DONE! https://t.co/FrTQFQx3el
— Mr. Boyce (@DaleRBoyce) October 8, 2018
@KatCalvinLA By trying to rally people to harass Susan Collins (R-Maine) in public, you render yourself irrelevant to honest political dialogue. A shame.
— ScottW. (@Sdwat58) October 8, 2018
Left turns vicious on Sen. Susan Collins https://t.co/9pQ2WyFORX
— Ricky Roberts ❌ (@robertsrickyb) October 8, 2018
Now a retired University of Southern Maine professor has offered students a course credit to harass Sen. Susan Collins on Kavanaugh because Senator Collins understood the fallacious attacks on this brilliant Judge and the importance of nominating this man to the supreme court.
— USA1Guy (@dsranieri1962) October 8, 2018
The threats are continuing even after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into office and has permanently become Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
THIS, folks, is the hate-filled left.
Of course, the BIG question is this: Has Sen. Collins (and the many soft Republicans like her) learned her lesson that bowing to the left never garners any appreciation or credit. They never see and respect you as a principled sometimes ally. They see you as spineless and evil for not going all the way over to their side and they will treat you as an enemy tht never deserves to be treated like a human being.
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