Susan Collins’ Uphill Reelection Battle Just Got A Lot Harder After New Kavanaugh Accusations
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who received a lot of backlash for supporting the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is now facing a bigger uphill battle to get reelected in 2020 after new revelations about Kavanaugh surfaced.
According to The Washington Post, Maine voters were not pleased with Collins’ confirmation of Kavanaugh despite the rape accusations against him.
On Sunday, Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon posted a photo of Collins and Kavanaugh on her Twitter account, saying the GOP senator put Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ahead of her constituents.
“Susan Collins’s vote to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court may be paying off for her, but it’s putting women’s control over their own health care decisions in extreme jeopardy,” Gideon said in a campaign video.
Now that Kavanaugh faces new sexual assault allegations, Collins reelection is looking virtually impossible, giving Democrats the chance to gain a seat in the Senate.