As you’ve probably noticed, the left has been going crazy about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Sure, he’s more than qualified and has no radical or whacky decisions in his history, but President Trump nominated him so liberals must fight him with everything they’ve got. The problem is, they’ve got nothing. Republicans hold a majority in the Senate and can confirm him without any help from the democrats. The left is never put off by the reality of things, so they’ve cooked up a little extortion scheme to get Maine Senator Susan Collins to vote against Kavanaugh.
Susan Collins is a Republican from Maine who has not publicly said whether she will vote for Kavanaugh or not. Two leftist groups, Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership, have started a crowdfunding campaign to “persuade” Collins to sink Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination.
The deal is, people can donate to this campaign and will only be charged on their credit card if Collins votes ‘yes” on Kavanaugh. If she folds to this pressure, donors will be refunded their money. The extortion comes in because if Collins does vote for Kavanugh, the money, an expected $1.3 million, will go to whoever runs against Collins in 2020, when she’s up for reelection.
The people of Maine are asking you to be a hero, Senator Collins.
Your swing vote could decide whether a rubber stamp for Trump’s anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-labor agenda gets confirmed to the Supreme Court–costing millions of Americans their healthcare, their right to choose, and their lives.
If you fail to stand up for the people of Maine and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020. We will get you out of office.
So far this highly-illegal extortion campaign has collected over a million bucks from leftist lunatics who have more money than they know what to do with. Maybe they could help out a homeless veteran or buy some supplies for an underfunded school. Naw, sticking it Trump is a much more worthwhile cause.
Senator Collins did an interview with Newsmax and was asked about this shameless attempt to sway her vote:
“I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh. If I vote against him, the money is refunded to the donors. If I vote for him, the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race,” said Collins.
She calls it a bribe, but I think it’s more like extortion. These leftist aren’t offering Collins the money, they are threatening to do something bad to her if she doesn’t meet their demands. Either way it’s terrible.
“This effort will not influence my vote at all. I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge’s opponents have stooped,” Collins said.
Never underestimate the depths to which liberals will sink. They is literally no such thing as the leftist bottom of the barrel. This probably isn’t even the worst thing leftists will attempt to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed.
So does this mean Collins is voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh? It’s hard to say, but I think she will. I’m pretty sure she was going to before this nonsense, but now that the left is threatening her, I think she’ll do the right thing and vote to put a qualified jurist on the Supreme Court bench.