Sen. Collins Reveals How Mainers Reacted to Her Kavanaugh Decision

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Posted: Oct 08, 2018 12:35 PM
Sen. Collins Reveals How Mainers Reacted to Her Kavanaugh Decision

The Left has made it pretty clear how it feels about Sen. Susan Collins after she voted “yes” on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She’s received “multiple serious threats” according to her office, has had protestors swarm her home each morning, and was even called a “rape apologist” by the Women’s March.

But there’s really only one group whose feelings Collins should be worried about: Mainers. And it sounds like they’re pleased with their senator’s decision. 

Collins visited her home state Sunday to speak at a bridge dedication ceremony honoring Somerset County Sheriff’s Cpl. Eugene Cole who was killed in the line of duty this past spring. During her remarks, the senator briefly touched on Saturday’s momentous vote. 

“I’ve had, obviously, protesters again at my house this morning before coming here, but it has been overwhelmingly positive – as I think you could tell by the reaction of the people who are here for this important ceremony today,” Collins told the crowd, reports the Portland Press Herald. “So that’s been very heartening.”

“Many people have thanked me for my vote, and have said that they were very pleased that I did the right thing and that I applied the judgment that I did," she added. 

Still, Collins and her offices have been given enhanced security for the “foreseeable future,” according to the senator’s communications director, Annie Clark. 

“Due to multiple serious threats, we began providing enhanced security measures for Senator Collins and her offices three weeks ago. These measures have been recommended by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and the United States Capitol Police, who are working in coordination with the Maine State Police and local law enforcement,” Clark said in a statement. “The Senator and her staff are grateful for their assistance, and we anticipate that these measures will be in place for the foreseeable future.”

While it sounds like most Mainers are satisfied with Collins, liberals have already begun plotting who will (try to) take her place. 

If that’s who's stepping up on behalf of Democrats, we don't think Collins has much to worry about.