Republican Senator Susan Collins was the final vote needed to confirm accused sexual assaulter and crying angry beer lover Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court where he will sit for the rest of his life casting votes to destroy human rights.
At the time of Kavanaugh’s vote in 2018, the Republicans held a slight majority in the Senate. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote. Republican Steve Daines was absent and didn’t vote. Republican Lisa Murkowski noted her opposition to Kavanaugh and voted “present” which is saying “I’m here but I’m not going to do a fucking thing about it.” Democrat Joe Manchin voted to confirm Kavanaugh. Susan Collins voted to confirm.
Leading up to the vote, Senator Collins, who is pro-choice, expressed concern that Kavanaugh would vote to eliminate a woman’s right to choose. Collins said his opinion about whether Roe v. Wade set a precedent would influence her decision about whether to back his nomination, so she met with him in her office to discuss the issue. She came out of that meeting saying she was satisfied with his answers about abortion rights and he assured her that the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling protecting a woman’s right to an abortion is “settled law.”
Then, Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined four other justices and voted to eliminate the precedent and settled law of Roe v. Wade and destroy a woman’s right to choose.
Now, is Senator Collins lying about what Kavanaugh told her, or did Kavanaugh lie to the Senator?
During a speech to the Senate, Collins said, “When I asked him would it be sufficient to overturn a long-established precedent if five current justices believed it was wrongly decided, he emphatically said ‘no.'” During his confirmation hearings, he said repeatedly that Roe had been upheld by Planned Parenthood v. Casey, describing it as “precedent on precedent.” So based upon the words that we all heard, I believe Kavanaugh went into Senator Susan Collin’s office, looked her in the eye, and lied his beer-swilling rapey balls off.
And it’s not just Kavanaugh. Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas each said during their confirmation hearings that Roe v. Wade was “precedent.” They’re all liars and would have said anything to reach confirmation.
And, if Kavanaugh lied saying he’d never vote to eliminate women’s rights, then he probably lied about trying to rape Christine Blasey Ford. Brett Kavanaugh is a liar and we know this. But we knew this before he was confirmed, so why didn’t Senator Susan Collins also know this?
I mean, it’s not like we didn’t tell Susan Collins that a rapey right-wing beer-loving crying Trump nominee couldn’t be trusted. She didn’t listen to us. She listened to the liar and trusted him. She was bamboozled and because of that, abortion rights will be destroyed in at least 26 states.
I also question the voters of Maine who had an opportunity to dump Collins in 2020, but let her hang on to her job. Did Maine just set Collins up to be lied to again and confirm more lying religious zealots to the Supreme Court?
I don’t believe Collins is a stupid person like several of her Republican colleagues in the Senate, but I do think she’s naive. She’s too naive to be a United States Senator. Go home, Susan.
What we need now is another woman’s movement like we saw in 2018 when they came out and delivered the House to the Democratic Party. We need women now more than ever. Don’t be naive like Susan Collins and fall for all the lies Republicans are telling you. Don’t cast your vote based on the Critical Race Theory lies Virginia voters fell for in 2021. Don’t vote on the DeSantis lies that schools are teaching elementary students a gay curriculum. Vote on abortion. Vote angry, like you did against the Trump administration (sic) in 2018.
Women, vote on abortion like the right to choose depends on it…because it does. This isn’t hyperbole. And it doesn’t matter what Republican candidates tell you because we know they lie. What do they do? They lie. They lie. They lie. And then, they lie some more. If any one of them tells you they will not work to make abortion illegal nationally (because if they get control of Congress, they can do that), they’re lying.
The Supreme Court sent abortion to the states because the word “abortion” is not in the Constitution. Neither is the word “woman.” Now, Republicans can ban abortion nationally. This is what they’ve been trying to do for 48 years. Don’t think they won’t do it. This is why Mitch McConnell stole SCOTUS seats. This is why Mitch McConnell lowered the vote requirement from 60 to 50 for SCOTUS confirmations. This is why so many Republicans supported Donald Trump before they even became a cult. They would take any opportunity and under any condition to destroy abortion rights, including lying.
If Vladimir Putin had put a lying orange-stained chimpanzee with a weave and its head stuck permanently up its ass but would nominate abortion-killing zealot judges, Republicans would have said, “Heil monkey.” They will do anything to destroy women’s rights.
You need to vote in this year’s midterms. President Trump and Donald Trump are not on the ballot, but abortion is.
The word “abortion” may not be in the Constitution, but it’s on your ballot. Vote.
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