Crown Politics

Collins Says She’s Undecided On Kavanaugh Vote, Calls Threatening Voicemails ‘A New Low’

Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is a key vote in the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As she continues to weigh her position on whether to support him, Collins is under close scrutiny, and has been subject to a lot of outside pressure — some of which she says have gone too far.

While U.S. senators are always being lobbied hard by colleagues, special interests and constituents, Collins says efforts by groups and individuals who are opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination have at times crossed the line of common decency. In recordings of voicemails provided by her office, callers spew profanities and threats.

Collins says one of the many voicemails stands out.

“When I have a caller who tells a young staffer in my office who does case work that he hopes she is raped and impregnated, we have really reached a new low,” she says.

To read the rest of “Collins Says She’s Undecided On Kavanaugh Vote, Calls Threatening Voicemails ‘A New Low’,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer  , please follow this link to the BDN online.

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