Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh


The centrist Heitkamp won by only 1% in 2012, and in 2018, she is in a very close race with Republican nominee Kevin Cramer-who is painting himself as reliably pro-Trump in the campaign.

When asked about one of the more contentious moments of his hearing, when he appeared to avoid a handshake with Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was among the victims killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last February, Kavanaugh said he thought Guttenberg was a protester and his security detail subsequently intervened.

In this case, that senator is Maine's Susan Collins, a centrist who is seen by many as something of a swing vote in highly partisan congressional fights, including the Kavanaugh nomination.

The spotlight on Collins and Sen. It also would have little impact on Kavanaugh's confirmation unless two holdout Republicans - including Maine U.S. Sen.

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Since 51 senators are Republican, both of these senators could join the Democrats and prevent Kavanaugh from being appointed to the Supreme Court for life.

The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed its vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh until next week, as the deeply bitter fight over his confirmation intensified and a handful of moderate senators continued to deliberate privately over whether to support him.

In one voicemail released from Collins" office to NBC News, one caller said "If you care at all about women's choice, vote "no' on Kavanaugh".

In an interview with the right-leaning news site Newsmax on Monday, Collins said that entire campaign was tantamount to a "bribe", and that she would not allow it to shape her decision. The campaign has raised almost $1.2 million as of Wednesday afternoon, mostly with donations of $20.20. Members of the group have met with Collins over the past 18 months on issues such as protecting the state's young immigrants known as Dreamers. 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. "If I vote against him, the money is refunded to the donors".

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Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly at the Pentagon, where a plane crashed directly into the building. Sinodinos, who works near the trade center, said she tries not to let the recent attacks unnerve her.

Collins' office put out a statement calling this "quid pro quo fundraising" and "the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me". She's getting an overwhelming amount of feedback from constituents pushing her to vote no, but she may be betting on the fact that in two years, people will have forgotten this specific vote.

If she votes yes, that money will go to fund the campaign of whomever her opponent is when she's up for re-election in 2020. In other words, Collins' campaign will effectively gain $1.1 million if the senator votes against Trump's nominee.

"We won't let it stifle us".

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups contend that Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement a right-leaning court for a generation.

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The back-and-forth between Grassley and Blumenthal came after Democrats tried to similarly adjourn Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing last week.