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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:29 PM

Collins opposes replacing Ginsburg before November

Source: Portland Press Herald

LOCAL & STATE Posted 3:59 PM Updated 22 seconds ago

Collins opposes replacing Ginsburg before November

Maine's senior senator says the Senate may begin the process of reviewing President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but a vote shouldn't take place before the election.

BY ROB WOLFE STAFF WRITER

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Saturday said she would oppose replacing the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, though she would not object if the Senate began the process of vetting President Trump's potential nominee. ... "In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd," Collins, a key swing voter, said in a statement Saturday afternoon.

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In her statement Saturday, Collins said she would have "no objection" to the Senate's reviewing the credentials of a Trump nominee, but added that the seat ultimately should be filled by the winner of the upcoming presidential election.

"In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently - no matter which political party is in power," Collins said. "President Trump has the constitutional authority to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and I would have no objection to the Senate Judiciary Committee's beginning the process of reviewing his nominee's credentials."

She aded: "Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election. In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

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Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2020/09/19/collins-still-silent-on-supreme-court-replacement/



The article is mostly the press release reprinted. This happened quickly, so there's not much time yet for a reaction.

Dave Weigel Retweeted

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Sen. Collins comes out AGAINST a vote for Trump's nominee




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My statement on the Supreme Court vacancy:




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Collins opposes replacing Ginsburg before November


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Reply Collins opposes replacing Ginsburg before November (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 19 OP
OrlandoDem2 Sep 19 #1
yankee87 Sep 19 #2
LogicFirst Sep 19 #30
Iliyah Sep 19 #3
Bengus81 Sep 19 #48
Thomas Hurt Sep 19 #4
DonaldsRump Sep 19 #7
Thomas Hurt Sep 19 #12
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oldsoftie Sep 19 #46
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Drunken Irishman Sep 19 #11
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:30 PM

1. Great! I'll take it. Now vote her out regardless!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:31 PM

2. Concerned?

She will fold like a cheap suit November 4th.

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Response to yankee87 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:03 PM

30. Yes, she will.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:32 PM

3. For now . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:39 PM

48. LOL...yep, been down this road before

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:32 PM

4. wtf does that mean...

Donnie nominates someone and Biden wins in November and the Senate tosses out the Pig's nomination?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:34 PM

7. Doesn't it mean she will not vote for the SCOTUS candidate if Joe wins?

Seems clear to me (of course, nothing is as it seems!)

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:38 PM

12. If a President nominates someone, that President has already chosen the Justice...

unless the election ushers in a new admin and then that short circuits the entire process?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:33 PM

5. But how will she feel after she comes in second place?

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Response to StTimofEdenRoc (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:33 AM

58. This x1000

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:33 PM

6. They are all going to say this. They'll just vote after the election

F them.

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Response to JDC (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:53 PM

46. But she said the decision should be made by the President that is elected in Nov.

So if Biden wins, that means she should vote NO. *should*
Of course, if SHE loses, then she could just say "F them" to US and go ahead and vote yes

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:34 PM

9. For now

Until she has a change of mind after further consideration.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:34 PM

10. But she punted! She has no problem with the Judiciary Committee reviewing trump's nominee....

...and that there should be no vote on trump's nominee BEFORE THE ELECTION!

But even when Biden wins, trump's nominee will already be in the process, and if the Committee votes to go to the full Senate, there will be a VOTE on trump's nominee!

She's playing both sides here.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:59 AM

60. BINGO!!!!! nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:34 PM

11. This is a nothing statement. She doesn't commit to not voting for the nominee...

She's just saying the Senate should not vote ON the nominee. If it comes up to a vote, is she a yay or nay?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:00 PM

26. It IS a pointless statement, because it's already been said that the Senate schedule is such that...

...no one would be confirmed (i.e. no vote taken) until after the electiony. So all she did was say she wouldn't do something there was no way she could have done anyway. She might as well have put out a statement that she will not be vacationing on Mars.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:04 PM

32. I agree - tho, I was told silly for pointing out it might be delayed until after the election.

Technically, McConnell can extend the session and push through a nominee before the election but I am not sure he'll do it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:41 PM

13. Good for her

...for now. Hopefully they stick to this after the dump loses, to avoid any scotus interference.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:42 PM

14. IMO, The GOP has counted the votes. Collins' is not needed to confirm. Safe statement

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:43 PM

15. Her Dem opponent, Sara Gideon, has been raking in tons of money since last night.

Collins is concerned about her future.

I donated to Sara Gideon this morning: https://saragideon.com/

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:45 PM

16. PRIOR TO THE ELECTION just another useless republican nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:46 PM

17. For now

Until she becomes concerned.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:46 PM

18. I'll believe her when she

does what she says she will do. A “no” vote from Concerned Susan is highly improbable.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:47 PM

19. Bullshit

Her statement means nothing.

Seems she is poised to lose.

When she does, and when trump loses too, the vote will still take place as a last salvo.

To hell with her and her statement.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:47 PM

20. Collins is trailing by 5+ pts. Let's face it, she sees it as an election ploy.

I would hope not..JUST mho, she will fold when the time comes

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:41 PM

43. -17

I saw her down by 17 yesterday on MSNBC

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:49 PM

21. Uh-huh. Sure.

Lots of wet fingers testing the wind today.

She’s in deep shit and she knows it — whatever she thinks it will take to save her seat. If she should win, it will be Impeachment Vote Part II...with much hand-wringing and soul searching, of course.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:52 PM

22. But after the election.....

When trump loses and we take the Senate, you can bet she'll be voting to confirm whoever the Trump chooses.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:53 PM

23. I wouldn't trust Collins ..

as far as I could throw her.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:54 PM

24. I stopped believing anything any republican says

many years ago.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:55 PM

25. Don't believe her. The Kavanaugh confirmation

Pretty much tarnished her credibility.

If not before that.
I just wasn’t as aware of her ‘stern stance’ tactics before those SCOTUS hearings.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #25)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:05 PM

33. Just like McDonnell

Right? It will be fine AFTER the election. Fuck that bat shit old witch. They will all day that, put in a trumper, after the election, Then void the election due to Dem corruption, meaning they all stay in power even if they lose their own elections.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:01 PM

27. Only for her election chances, and she will be for replacing her in the lame duck. Don't fall for

Her tricks. We need a Dem to repack her to insure the the changes that need to happen in the next 4 yrs

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:02 PM

28. Vote Collins out

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:03 PM

29. Snort. She says one thing now and then that concern of hers will kick in.

She's simply playing to voters in hopes they'll vote for her.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:04 PM

31. Prior to the election is just weasel words. It means she will vote to confirm after the election.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:10 PM

34. She is against everything until she is for it at the last minute.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:16 PM

35. Donnie's going to nominate quickly..

Way before the election. She will be asked how she will vote....after the election....and will have to give an answer. I don't know is still an answer. So far, meaningless gibberish from Susie.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:18 PM

36. This will last until Mitch makes the googly eyes at her while promising action on

whatever her current pet project is. And she'll fold like the cheap tent she is.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:19 PM

37. Did she not vote for Gorsuch, lets take a looksee.............

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/07/us/politics/gorsuch-confirmation-vote.html

just fuck the Constitution there Susan, did you not and everyone that voted for that federalist society asshole did you object to give Obama his up or down vote..................your really fucking hypocrite..............

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:21 PM

38. She just doesn't want it to be an election issue.

Post election is a stupid modifier. Post inauguration is not.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:22 PM

39. Translation:

I will vote for any fascist Trump puts up AFTER the election.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:28 PM

40. Any bets on this latest bout of this Concern?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:31 PM

41. her lips say no no

but her vote will say yes, yes

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:32 PM

42. People need to understand that the lame duck is going to be the play. They'll hold it open ...

CompulsoryPatriotismHat Retweeted

People need to understand that the lame duck is going to be the play. They’ll hold it open through the election, hoping it helps them win. And if it doesn’t they’ll push it through in the lame duck.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:41 PM

44. she and all Refukkkchickens have acquired Dumbp's pathology - ignore her completely

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:43 PM

45. But she'd still vote for any joker that Trump nominates anyway.

Screw her. If she fell into a deep well, I wouldn't care.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:24 PM

47. Mitch is trying to save her seat.

He figures he still had enough votes for her to vote no.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:49 PM

49. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

That was funny. She's such a joker.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:54 PM

51. And then she'll turn right around and vote for the nominee anyway.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:06 PM

52. This is her usual worthlessness. She'll vote for a Trump nominee anyway.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:42 PM

53. I'd trust a rattlesnake before I trust Collins

She is a corrupt liar and fraud.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:55 PM

54. Bet you as soon as the election is over she will completely support it before her butt hits the

asphalt as she will probably be offered a cushy deal to do so.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:46 PM

55. I do not trust Susan Collins.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:55 PM

56. Define oppose

In very specific terms. Does that mean she will vote against a candidate that is brought to a vote before election day? Or inaguration day?

Or does it mean when a candidate is brought to a vote, she will express her regret and concern about the disruption of the process as she votes for them?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:06 PM

57. and eventually she'll stop persisting, sooner than later

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:41 AM

59. Good.

We need 2 more. Has mittens chimed in yet?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:06 AM

61. Don't believe it. She's only there to create a distraction.

She’ll bail the end if Mitch needs her to swing back to their side.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:31 AM

62. People aren't believing anything she says anymore,

And she's on her way out, and this appointment will only make many more lose their re-election bids in the republican party. trump is finished on Jan 20th.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:11 AM

63. She'll cave. She always caves.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:46 AM

64. Collins is almost certainly going to lose

After she does, there is almost no way that she won't vote for her. At that point, it won't matter anymore since she won't run again.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:23 AM

65. I believe anything that woman says as much as I believe whatever Trump says.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:29 PM

66. Translated: show her the sugar.

Just a little reminder to Mr McConnell that he needs to come up with something to buy her vote.

-- Mal

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 04:00 PM

67. One down! Three to go.

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Response to mahina (Reply #67)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 04:44 PM

68. She expressed concern over the timing. She didn't say she's a "no" vote.

She'll wring her hands, then vote "yes".

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