Susan Collins is a ‘rape apologist,’ Females's March claims following Kavanaugh support announcement
GOP Sen. Susan Collins on Friday was dubbed a “rape apologist” by a girls’s activist group amid her choice to support the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The Women’s March posted a photo of the Maine lawmaker on Twitter with the caption, “This is who @SenatorCollins is” and the words “rape apologist” in a red box across her face. The post also plugged a site to "cancel Kavanaugh."
Kavanaugh has faced heavy scrutiny during his nomination approach, in part simply because of sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced against him. The 1st was brought forward by Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of assaulting her at a celebration in higher school.
COLLINS, MANCHIN SAY 𠆊YE,’ APPEARING TO CEMENT KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION
Collins, as properly as Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, had been important undecided senators who have been closely watched for how they would vote.
Manchin announced he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, in spite of “reservations” about the allegations and the nominee’s temperament. Similarly, Flake recommended he would vote “yes” for Kavanaugh “unless one thing large alterations.”
SENATE VOTES TO ADVANCE KAVANAUGH NOMINATION, SETTING UP FINAL VOTE FOR SATURDAY
Murkowski, on the other hand, announced earlier Friday that she did not intend to vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Applauding her selection, the Women’s March tweeted: “Thank you for undertaking what’s appropriate, @lisamurkowski. Thank you for hearing us. Thank you for standing with women and survivors. Thank you. #CancelKavanaugh.”
The Senate voted Friday to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination, setting the stage forਊ final vote in the chamber Saturday evening.
Fox News&rsquo Adam Shaw contributed to this report.
Published at Sat, 06 Oct 2018 01:34:18 +0000