Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is blasting liberal groups over their desperate attempts to bribe and influence her vote for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and for continuing to attack her after the vote. During an interview with Scott Pelley on Sixty Minutes, Sen. Collins said the country is in a “very sad place.” Collins, who faces reelection in 2020, was even the victim of quid pro quo warnings. A leftist website was set up to take pledges from donors to the tune of $2 million. The organization behind the site threatened Collins that if she voted for Kavanaugh the donors’ credit cards would be processed and the funds given to her opponent. If she voted against Kavanaugh, however, the site promised not to process the donations. “This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws,” Collins explained. In other words, it’s blatantly illegal, but that never stopped the radical left from pursuing its political endgame. Ironically, though, the Kavanaugh fight may have the reverse effect in that it has galvanized Republicans ahead of the elections next month.
Here’s more from BPR…
Sen. Susan Collins believes the nation has come to a “very sad place” as opponents of Justice Brett Kavanaugh attempt to “buy votes and buy positions.”
The Maine Republican has been feeling the aftermath of her affirmative vote for the Supreme Court nominee which secured his confirmation, which she discussed with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” Sunday.
The anti-Kavanaugh groups targeted the senator ahead of the vote and continued the attacks after she voted ‘yes,’ taking up the offensive as well in her home state.
“A website went up over these last couple of weeks collecting funds for whoever your opponent may be in 2020,” Pelley said.
“And the deal was that if you voted for Kavanaugh, then the credit card pledges would be processed. If you voted against Kavanaugh they wouldn’t process the credit card numbers,” he continued. “And something over $2 million was raised.”