Pro-abortion activists are using the mail system to send pro-abortion Republican Susan Collins a dramatic protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's potential confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Most senators' votes for or against Kavanaugh are foregone conclusions, but the Senate's two openly pro-abortion Republicans, Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, could potentially sink his nomination. "If I vote against him, the money is refunded to donors".
If Collins decides to vote no on Kavanaugh's confirmation, none of the 36,313 pledges will be charged to the credit or debit cards used to donate to the cause, and all of the money will be returned to the accounts who donated.
In fact, this is a popular myth that's been long discredited.
She has previously voted against the Republican Party, most notably during the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Last year, the majority Republicans changed Senate rules to require only a simple majority, 51 votes in the 100-member chamber, to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. "For all these reasons, I must vote no on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination".
Collins is referring to a large-scale crowdfunding effort by which liberals have raised about a million dollars to influence her against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh's testimony did not appear to have cost him any support among Republicans, nor has it prodded two moderates in the caucus to declare how they will vote. If Collins votes yes on Kavanaugh, organizers say the total amount raised will go toward whomever challenges the senator in the future.
That doesn't sound like someone who is impressed by the Democrats' disgusting antics. Although Obama won IN in 2008, the state is heavily Republican.
For liberals concerned about what a seat for Kavanaugh would do to the court, Collins has been both a source of limited hope and frustration, expressing concerns about threats to Roe vs. Wade, while consulting with the Trump administration through the selection process. And Kavanaugh's opponents are fearful that Donnelly will vote for Kavanaugh if he fears that a vote against Kavanaugh could endanger his lead.
Neither Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp nor Florida's Bill Nelson posted any statements or tweets about the high court nominee during the confirmation hearings or in the days since.