Collins voted for every Trump judicial nominee in 2017 and 2018, helping Senate Republicans remake the federal judiciary to try to overturn Roe v. Wade


Senator Susan Collins has voted to confirm 96% of President Trump’s judicial nominees, including dozens of anti-choice judges who pose a threat to Maine women’s health and rights, and many more who hold views harmful to Mainers on issues ranging from labor rights to environmental protections to equality for LGBTQ Americans. Collins has voted for numerous judges rated “Not Qualified” by the American Bar Association, and earlier this year she even voted to grant a lifetime judicial seat to a nominee with past writings blaming rape victims for their assaults.


Senator Collins voted for every single one of President Trump’s judicial nominees in 2017 and 2018, voting in lockstep with Mitch McConnell to stack the courts with a slate of hardline judges who “will impact courts for decades” with their uncompromising views on women’s health, civil rights, and more.


Read more about Senator Collins’ votes to confirm nearly all of President Trump’s controversial judicial nominees:


  • HuffPost: Senator Collins “has supported over 90% of Trump’s picks for federal judge positions, including 32 nominees who have indicated they oppose abortion rights”


  • Maine Beacon: Collins has voted to put more than 100 Trump judges on the bench


  • WBUR: “Voters… were upset at Collins’ vote to confirm Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh last October”


  • Maine Public: Collins Greeted By Protesters Outside Fundraiser Hosted By Trump's 'Judge Whisperer'


  • Bangor Daily News: Protesters met Susan Collins outside a fundraiser hosted by Trump’s ‘judge whisperer’

  • Maine Beacon: Collins attends fundraiser at $4m mansion of nation’s top anti-choice judicial activist

  • HuffPost: “Collins attended a lavish fundraiser on Oct. 2 in Orange County, California, that hailed her as the ‘hero of the Kavanaugh confirmation.’”

  • The Hill: Collins boasts best fundraising quarter after Kavanaugh vote

  • HuffPost: “Ainsworth also credited President Donald Trump… with remaking the federal judiciary to achieve the overturning of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ensures a woman’s right to an abortion.”

  • CNN: Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case

  • Lewiston Sun Journal: Critics rip into Susan Collins after abortion ruling by Justice Kavanaugh

  • Associated Press: “Critics of Republican Sen. Susan Collins are angry over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion in an abortion case, saying it’s proof that he’s not following through on his assurance to respect past Supreme Court decisions on abortion.”

  • The Hill: “Some conservatives are banking on the addition of Kavanaugh as their chance to overturn Roe. His confirmation, as well as that of fellow Trump pick Justice Neil Gorsuch, helped establish a conservative majority on the bench.”

  • Bangor Daily News (Opinion): Gorsuch has shown no commitment to precedent. That should worry Collins about Roe.