Last night on the debate stage, Senator Collins claimed that she’s applied the exact same standard to every judicial nominee she’s been asked to vote on, and that each nominee she’s voted to confirm has been qualified. But the truth is that Senator Collins has voted for several of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees that were rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association, and dozens of judges who have extreme anti-choice views.
Early in her Senate career, Collins promised that she would never vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee who was committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. But in 2018 she supported Brett Kavanaugh despite his “obvious” anti-reproductive rights views. And after Kavanaugh ruled against abortion rights in the June Medical case, she doubled down on her support for him.
Despite Senator Collins’ attempts to mislead voters about her record of helping Trump pack the federal courts with far-right and unqualified judges, Maine voters haven’t forgotten and they’re ready to hold her accountable.