Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, came to Collins' defense on Wednesday, tweeting through his office account that "every Democrat should be condemning these antics in ME - attempting to bribe Senator Collins to vote against Judge Kavanaugh and threatening sexual violence against staffers if she votes for him is absolutely disgusting".
A campaign urging Republican Sen. "And I would have listened to him".
"There's some very abusive callers that we've had, some very vulgar calls and sort of harassing the staff", Steve Abbott, Collins' chief of staff, said, according to Portland, Maine, NBC affiliate WCSH. However, Kavanaugh's opponents are still hoping that a handful of swing votes-namely, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski on the Republican side, along with some Blue Dog Democrats-will sink the nomination just as the American Health Care Act (one of the GOP bills for overturning the Affordable Care Act) was sunk in 2017.
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The unusual fundraising effort by Maine People's Alliance, Mainers for Accountable Leadership and activist Ady Barkan on the platform Crowdpac had raised more than $1 million by Tuesday - a not insignificant amount for a political race in the small state.
But Kavanaugh told senators - as part of more than 250 pages of written responses to follow up questions from lawmakers - that he didn't recognize Guttenberg.
"I always wait until after the hearings are complete before making a decision, and I'll do so in this case as well", she said.
Judiciary Committee Democrats repeatedly pressed Kavanaugh on abortion rights, gay rights, health care, executive authority and the ongoing Russian Federation probe last week, but the often-contentious exchanges did not spur a critical group of centrist Democrats to commit to voting for or against the nominee. 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. "It is basically a bribe".
"We won't let it stifle us". "Despite the endless complaints from critics, the Committee has received more material regarding Judge Kavanaugh's nomination than any nominee in history - by a wide margin", said White House Spokesman Raj Shah.
Kavanaugh got peppered with a wide array of questions following his four-day confirmation hearing last week. The same shout-and-arrest pattern continued throughout the week. The junior senator voted for 12 of Trump's original 18 Cabinet nominees.