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Same should apply to Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who decided not to cast her own vote, but voted for her absent colleague who supported the Kavanaugh nomination. A yes is still a yes regardless of intent. And these are two women who claim to support women's rights? No, they towed the party line is what they did. 

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Of course Susan Collins lied.

 

Kavanaugh (justice obnoxious drunk) lied too - under oath - that's perjury - about whether there were alcohol fueled incidents about which he did not clearly remember details - and what "boofing" has meant for the last forty years - among other things...

He is useless on top of the ground - he should be under it - inspiring the cabbages... Mark Twain 1894 - APPLIES TO TRUMP TODAY
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Susan Collins has a 2020 problem

The Kavanaugh saga damaged her brand — but by how much?

.....She supports abortion rights and LGBT issues, and she has broken with her party on topics ranging from the environment to taxes to the Affordable Care Act.

 

But Collins’ vote to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court gives Democrats an opportunity to retire her next year — as does the fact that her contest could determine which party controls the Senate.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/susan-collins-has-a-2020-problem

 

Rather than run a heated race for a 5th term while carrying the baggage of more harm Justice Obnoxious Drunk will surely be delivering, maybe she will decide to retire instead.  She has no avenue now to defend the vote she gave to him.

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I expressed my doubts on these forums, you can read it here, and within six months, it turns out I was right.

 

In October when the Senate confirmed Justice Obnoxious Drunk, Susan Collins stated she would vote for him because she just knew he wouldn't do a lot of things, two of which were ignoring precedent, and overturning Roe. Last night, Justice Obnoxious drunk did indeed ignore one, and waged war on the other.

 

In 2016, the Supreme Court had already ruled on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. That set the precedent.

 

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/brett-kavanaugh-june-medical-services-louisiana-john-rob...

 

"Kavanaugh feels quite differently. In his dissent, he focused on the fact that, according to the 5th Circuit, Louisiana’s abortion providers did not try hard enough to obtain surgical privileges. That should not matter, because Whole Woman’s Health says the requirement that doctors get privileges in order to perform abortions is unconstitutional, as it bestows no benefit onto patients. Kavanaugh, though, disregarded that conclusion and wrote that the doctors should work harder to get these pointless privileges.

 

The most astounding aspect of Kavanaugh’s dissent is its credulous belief in Louisiana’s ostensible benevolence toward abortion clinics. He noted that, if the law takes effect, “there will be a 45-day regulatory transition” before it is applied. He also says that Louisiana promised not to “move aggressively to enforce the challenged law” during this period. Kavanaugh accepted the state’s pinky-promise not to swiftly close the clinics—even though they have spent months fighting for the ability to do precisely that. At the end of 45 days, the justice wrote, if the doctors still can’t obtain the privileges, they can go back to district court and start the fight anew.

 

 

This is classic Kavanaugh. On the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh had a penchant for pretending to apply Roe while finding arbitrary reasons to uphold abortion restrictions. Kavanaugh let the Trump administration prevent an undocumented minor from terminating her pregnancy, on the laughable theory that she could find a sponsor who would remove her from government custody, where she could reassert control over her body. It was a pseudo-moderate procedural solution that had the effect of denying the undocumented minor abortion access altogether. Here, Kavanaugh made the same play, pretending like he’d found a reasonable middle ground that, in reality, serves to rubber-stamp unconstitutional abortion laws.

 

No one should mistake Kavanaugh’s dissent as a genuine compromise. There will always be a way to uphold an abortion law while insisting that somehow, someday, women might still find a legal way to terminate their pregnancies. This kind of maneuvering is alarming, as it could allow the Supreme Court to chip away at Roe without the public paying much attention. At least for now, Roberts is inclined to adhere to Whole Woman’s Health, perhaps out of a concern for institutional legitimacy. But his junior colleague has made it quite plain that he is gunning for Roe. Don’t believe the lip service Kavanaugh paid to precedent on Thursday. He is ready and willing to let states regulate abortion out of existence."

 

Susan Collins' term is up in 2020. She was either lying when she vaunted her support for the Obnoxious Drunk, or she's just that easily duped. Vote. Her. Out. (and in case anyone forgot what she said that day, here's the transcript.)

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (11 pages of lies and growing)
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