Senator Susan Collins has supported a series of Trump nominees with questionable records, including anti-women, anti-choice, and anti-LGBTQ views -- and just last week, she voted to confirm a judge with a history of bias against LGBTQ equality. Earlier this year Collins voted to confirm a justice with past writings blaming rape victims for their assaults.


Collins has voted to confirm so many of  Trump’s nominees to the federal bench, including 100% in 2017 and 2018, that now one in four judges on the federal courts of appeals is a Trump nominee confirmed by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans.


More here on Collin’s support for controversial Trump 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


  • Maine Beacon: Collins votes to confirm three anti-choice judges, opposes one


  • 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


  • Washington Post: Democrats “pointed to Kavanaugh’s dissent as a sign that he is poised to side with conservatives in future rulings on abortion rights”



  • 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.”