Want to challenge Susan Collins in 2020? Get in line

UN Ambassador Susan Rice arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington with Sen. Susan Collins R Maine and Sen. Corker R-Tenn. to discuss the Benghazi terrorist attack

UN Ambassador Susan Rice arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington with Sen. Susan Collins R Maine and Sen. Corker R-Tenn. to discuss the Benghazi terrorist attack

President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, says she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from ME in 2020.

"Well, I put myself in his shoes".

President Donald Trump also weighed in on Kavanaugh's complicated nomination process and last week notably mocked Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault but could not recall certain facts about the incident, which she said occurred in the 1980s, when they were in high school. It did not mention the sexual misconduct claims against him that emerged in the past month - claims Kavanaugh has denied.

Collins has received rave reviews from left-wing activists in the past, particularly for her "no" vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

"This is a classic quid-pro-quo as defined in our bribery laws", Collins said in the interview.

"What moved me. was a sense of outrage and frustration that somebody who fashions herself a moderate centrist, and somebody who cares for equal rights and LGBT rights and Roe v Wade and all of this stuff, could in a very political fashion not just decide to vote for Kavanaugh but do it in a fashion that was quite dismissive of the concerns of many Americans and many Mainers", Rice said.




"She doesn't live in the state, in ME, everybody knows that", Collins said. And the one thing that she recollects with 100 percent accuracy is that Judge Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, assaulted her. Now, she's being described by radical liberals as a "rape apologist" and "traitor".

It also complicates Collins' path to a fifth term.

One Democrat disappointed by Collins' vote stated: "I have no respect for Sen".

Meanwhile, there are plenty of longtime ME politicians who appear to be taking a serious look at challenging Collins, which itself is notable. Well, to say that she thinks that Dr. Ford thinks that she was assaulted, what is that? "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", Collins told CBS News' "60 Minutes". And if all goes the way it appears to be heading, that could mean the end of the line for her long senatorial career.

Collins told Bash that she had "never disregarded, disrespected or mocked survivors". "I worked to preserve funding for Planned Parenthood over and over again, and I'm going to continue to do so".

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