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ICYMI: Don’t Be Fooled — When It Counts Collins Is A Reliable Vote For Trump  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Senator Susan Collins has voted for 95 percent of Trump’s judicial nominees—including Amy Coney Barrett—and sides with Trump when it matters most.

Portland, MAINE — Ahead of tonight’s Maine Senate debate, do not let Senator Susan Collins fool you on her judicial record. Maine voters see through Susan Collins’ attempts to hide her consistent record supporting the Trump administration. Collins voted for 95% of Trump’s judicial nominees, many with records hostile to sexual and reproductive rights, including Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

In 2017, Collins voted to confirm Barrett as a federal judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where Barrett ruled against our rights and freedoms. Hoping Mainers won’t notice, Collins now says she will vote against Judge Barrett — though she was careful to make this statement after Mitch McConnell secured the necessary votes to confirm Donald Trump’s nominee to Justice Ginsburg’s seat.

Statement from Amy Cookson, Planned Parenthood Votes spokesperson in Maine:

“Despite her claims of moderation, Senator Collins has consistently voted for Trump’s judicial nominees, many of whom are hostile to reproductive health and rights. When it counts, Collins sides with her party and special interest donors, not Mainers, and that’s what her record reflects. Whether she’s voting for tax cuts that open the door to the GOP lawsuit that could gut the Affordable Care Act, confirming judges who vote against safe, legal abortion, or cashing the checks from her corporate donors, it’s clear we cannot count on Senator Collins to protect our health and rights.  Mainers know this and it’s why a majority of us are voting for Sara Gideon.”

Read about Sen. Collins’ record on Trump’s judicial nominees from Portland’s WMTWBarrett confirmation hearing casts spotlight on Sen. Collins' record on Trump judges


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