Republican Sen. Susan Collins simply stabbed President Donald Trump and conservatives within the again by voting towards his judicial nominee.
The Maine senator is feeling the warmth in her reelection marketing campaign after voting for Supreme Courtroom Justice Bret Kavanaugh.
And now it seems that she is working to enchantment to among the extra liberal residents of her state by going towards her personal celebration, The Hill reported.
GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) on Wednesday voted towards a district choose nominee of President Trump’s who was thought of controversial due to her views on abortion.
Republicans had been in a position to break the filibuster on Wendy Vitter’s nomination to be a choose within the japanese district of Louisiana in a 51-45 vote all however guaranteeing she will probably be confirmed on Thursday. However Collins, who’s up for reelection in 2020, was the one GOP senator to oppose advancing Trump’s choose.
A spokeswoman for Collins confirmed that her vote towards advancing Vitter throughout Wednesday’s vote meant that she would additionally oppose her for affirmation on Thursday.
Vitter is the spouse of former Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), whose time within the Senate overlapped with Collins. However she’s come below intense scrutiny for her views on abortion, together with showing at a rally opposing the development of a Deliberate Parenthood clinic, the place she accused the group of “killing over 150,000 females a 12 months.”
At a 2013 convention Vitter appeared to again a brochure that linked abortions to breast most cancers and taking contraception to an elevated probability of violent relationships.
“Go to Dr. Angela’s web site, Breast Most cancers Prevention Institute, obtain it, and at your subsequent bodily, you stroll into your pro-life physician and say, ‘Have you considered placing these info or this brochure in your ready room?’ Every one in all you could be the pro-life advocate to take that subsequent step. That’s what you do with it,” she stated on the convention based on NPR.
Senate now voting on a procedural step to advance one other Trump court docket choose, Wendy Vitter, a vocal opponent of abortion rights who initially didn’t inform senators about her previous excessive feedback on the subject.
Susan Collins simply voted no.
Murkowski simply voted sure.
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) May 15, 2019
Senate votes to interrupt Dem filibuster of Wendy Vitter to take a seat on a district court docket, 51-45. Susan Collins voted towards advancing the nomination of her former colleague’s spouse
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 15, 2019
Susan Collins simply voted no.
Murkowski simply voted sure. (2/2)
— SNOWMAN 🌊 (@sam_says_2) May 15, 2019
Too little, too late @SenatorCollins Dye is forged & you aren’t on proper aspect of historical past.
— Leslie Proll (@LeslieProll) May 15, 2019
Whereas I’d recognize her for this it should by no means make up forBrett . @SenatorCollins you had an opportunity to be a hero. How do you are feeling in the present day? Gullible?? Performed? Snookered? I felt all of these emotions together with your YES vote. @ewarren @CoryBooker @tedlieu @KamalaHarris
— ALERA JILL ELLIOTT (@JillyBits) May 15, 2019
However @lisamurkowski a sure, so they’re obvs in cahoots to take warmth off one another
— Jane (@jlogue14) May 15, 2019
.@SenatorCollins has rather a lot to be ashamed of. And he or she thinks will assist her retain her Senate seat.
Vote @SenatorCollins out.
— Disco Potential (@DiscoPotential) May 15, 2019
Susan Collins is operating scared for re-election.
— Kelly Desmarais (@desmarais_kelly) May 15, 2019
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