Brett Kavanaugh foes mail 3,000 coat hangers to Susan Collins’s office

Brett Kavanaugh foes mail 3,000 coat hangers to Susan Collins’s office
Susan Collins (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Waste of good coat hangers.]

The end of contentious confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shifted the focus back to potential swing votes like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

If Collins votes yes, then he is likely confirmed. She and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska probably would have to both vote “no” for Kavanaugh to be blocked.

In keeping with her deliberative approach, Collins has kept mum about how she’ll vote. Still, she’s sent signals that Kavanaugh cleared a hurdle by telling her that Roe v. Wade establishing abortion rights is settled law. A spokeswoman for Collins said Saturday that a recently released email from Kavanaugh – in which he disputed that all legal scholars see Roe as settled – didn’t contradict what he told the senator because he wasn’t expressing his personal views.

The pressure is intense.

Democrats argue that President Donald Trump picked Kavanaugh because he will vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Liberal groups are running TV ads encouraging the senator to reject the nomination.

People from across the country have mailed about 3,000 coat hangers to her office, symbolizing back-alley abortions that took place before they became legal.

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