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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:54 PM

Susan Collins Mum on Supreme Court Nomination in Wake of Ginsburg Death

Source: NECN

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Friday called the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “one of the most prominent legal luminaries of our time.” But she didn’t address whether the nomination of her successor should happen now, or after the election.

Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Her death opens the door for Republican President Donald Trump and the Senate to speed through a Supreme Court nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to call for a vote on Trump’s nominee, even though he blocked then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination in 2016 in an election year.

Both independent Sen. Angus King and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine say there should be no successor until after the election.

McConnell should “honor Justice Ginsburg’s life and legacy by abiding by her final wish that this vacancy not be filled until the election has been decided,” King said.

Read more: https://www.necn.com/news/local/susan-collins-mum-on-supreme-court-nomination-in-wake-of-ginsburg-death/2325271/



Don't worry. Even as she once again falls in line behind Trump and votes to confirm an anti-abortion activist to replace Ginsburg like Amy Barrett, Susan Collins will express her deep concern.

Susan Collins Has Said October Too Late To Confirm New Supreme Court Justice

Sep. 19--U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The New York Times earlier this month October was too late to fill an opening on the Supreme Court in comments published after the Friday death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg, the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, was known as a trailblazer for women's equality who often wrote fiery dissents on the male-dominated court. The liberal justice's death was expected to set off a firestorm as it gives the Republican-led Senate the opportunity to confirm another justice to give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the bench.

Collins' reported reticence to confirm a new nominee comes amid a nationally targeted reelection race that kicked off after her 2018 vote for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She has trailed House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, in polls so far in 2020.

When Justice Antonin Scalia -- a conservative justice and close friend of Ginsburg -- died in February 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, refused to hold confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, citing an election year. Collins was one of only a handful of Republicans open to voting on Garland.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:55 PM

1. Where is that gif of Tom Cotton on Women not being allowed to get divorces?




Like I and others said almost 4 yrs ago, WHEN they start killing or imprisoning Women and doctors for healthcare, WHEN they outlaw all birth control and make abortion a federal crime of murder...OK, nobody going to SCREAM At me for being hyperbolic? Good.

Now, what we do is we fight for our lives.




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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:01 PM

2. Yes, "fight for our lives" and, "everything we know and believe in"

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:03 PM

4. This is what Tom Cotton, possible SC justice said

Divorce is almost always Woman's fault and they should not be allowed to have a divorce unless victims of violence.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:46 PM

13. My hope is...

Donnie makes his wackaloon pick as early as possible. Gives the Dems time dig dirt and mount vigorous attacks with it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:01 PM

3. Is she concerned?

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:08 PM

5. Only about annoying the Turtle

I'd like to know what kind of ball gag he uses.

If anyone ever bothers to write her bio, it should be called Fifty Shades of Yellow.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:09 PM

6. Yes she is.

Now she is "mum and concerned" Susan Collins.

I hope Maine voters make her mum and irrelevant.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:21 PM

8. Only about winning another term.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:44 PM

12. Cornered is more like it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:10 PM

7. Who doesn't think she isn't going to sell her vote for

A cushy golden parachute?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:22 PM

9. She's holding her finger to the wind.

She will do whatever increases her odds of getting re-elected. Collins just has to find out what that is.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:41 PM

10. I could careless what she has to say. Vote her out

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:44 PM

11. She's between a rock and a hard place....

If she comes out against a SCOTUS vote in 2020, she'll piss of the trumptrash. They're too militant and stupid to think long term and will not vote for her or Gideon, which in reality is a vote for Gideon. If she goes along with a 2020 vote, it's Cavanaugh all over again as Donnie is most likely going to nominate a wackaloon. At the very least, it resurfaces exactly why she was once well regarded at home and is now in the fight of her political life. Must suck being Susan this morning.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:05 PM

14. thankfully, I think Susan Collins is too stupid to figure out how to save her Senate seat

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:49 PM

15. She screwed herself when she let Trump off the hook

so I don''t think there is anything she can do to get herself re-elected at this point. It pretty much doesn't matter what position she takes on this issue. I think most Mainers consider her a sellout at this point.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:20 PM

16. It seems her concern DOES know some bounds after all.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:22 PM

17. Of course.


Mitch told his thralls to keep their powder dry.

She won't announce she's flipping to confirm Trump's pick until the last minute.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:31 PM

18. She needs to hear the whip count before committing.

Mitch might permit her to vote no, if it resulted in a 50-50 split, thereby allowing that moon-faced jackass Pence to cast the deciding vote in the Senate, and giving Collins another bullshit "bi-partisan" talking point.
Either way, she'll be "deeply concerned".

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:45 PM

19. Susie will be on all sides of the issue at all times

I think I'll call it octangulation ... eight ways to Sunday

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:11 PM

20. She will do exactly what she did when she approved the frat boy, nothing more, nothing less.

She needs to be kicked out on her extreme right wing ass.

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