Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine shocked few—but disappointed many—when she campaigned for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on the Senate floor Friday afternoon. Attacking some of the women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Collins called their allegations “outlandish.”
Of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Collins stated:
“The facts presented do not mean that…Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or at some other time. But they do lead me to conclude that the allegations failed to meet the ‘more likely than not’ standard.”
Many online took exception to Collins’ attacks against sexual assault survivors that she claimed she found credible, but ‘mistaken’ in identifying their attacker.
However one prominent voice praised Collins for her stance in support of Trump’s nominee. That man in 1992 gave Collins her first political appointment: President George H.W. Bush.
People had little positive feedback however for the former President’s praise for his protege.
A few referenced allegations the former President himself faced.
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The final straw.