Resistance Makes Rape Threat to Susan Collins Staffer over Kavanaugh Vote

Pablo Tucker
September 12, 2018

Rather, if she votes against Kavanaugh, the GoFundMe campaign will refund all the donations to those who contributed.

The Maine's People's Alliance has banded together with the Mainers for Accountable Leadership and Ady Barkan, a dying father who has campaigned for healthcare reform, to ask Collins, a Republican senator from Maine, to vote no on Kavanaugh.

Most senators' votes for or against Kavanaugh are foregone conclusions, but the Senate's two openly pro-abortion Republicans, Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, could potentially sink his nomination.

This month's Supreme Court confirmation hearings have highlighted deeply held fears that abortion rights are in danger.

"Senator Collins votes NO on Kavanaugh and you will not be charged, and no money will go to fund her future opponent", the platform wrote. "Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Ms. Collins, provided The New York Times with copies of a letter and multiple voice mail messages addressed to the senator using vulgar language and outright threats".

Maine Senator Susan Collins will play a pivotal role in the upcoming vote on whether to consent to Donald Trump's nominated candidate. The former gave her a 90% rating in 2014, while the latter defended Collins for standing with Planned Parenthood and with women "when it mattered most".

"I think they're playing a game to avoid the literal application of the bribery statute", he said.

But if she does what they want, it's not like she'll get any of that money. "These people have conspired to do just that - they are dangling a fairly substantial "thing of value" - namely, $1 million dollars to be given or not given to Sen". His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications.

"It seems kind of icky but it doesn't rise to the level of bribery because there's no agreement", Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for the Citizens for Ethics and Responsibilities.

The tone of the listing was alternately threatening and encouraging. "If I vote for him, the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race.... this effort will not influence my vote at all".

"You have the chance to stand up for the people of ME - and for the entire country - by rejecting this Supreme Court nominee", the fundraising site reads.

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