Why Susan Collins voted "yes" on Brett Kavanaugh - 60 Minutes

Collins: I did what I thought was right

Collins: I did what I thought was right

News of Collins's key vote was a strong blow to opponents of the controversial Kavanaugh, including sexual assault victims and their allies who view his impending nomination as a referendum on the #MeToo movement and its limits.

Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report they say produced no evidence corroborating the claims. "You put ME and our country first - thank you".

Another possible challenger to Collins, Maine Democrat and businesswoman Rosa Scarcelli, added that the Republican senator "had an opportunity to make history".

Other potential prospects include former state house speaker Emily Cain, state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills, and liberal activist Betsy Sweet.

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As the senators voted, protesters in the Senate gallery screamed, "I do not consent", and, "shame", forcing Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the chamber, to repeatedly call for order.

Three men, current Democratic Senate nominee Zak Ringelstein, state Rep. Seth Berry and Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, said they're more interested in supporting a female candidate than running themselves. And a controversial crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $1.1 million to give to a future Collins opponent if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

But then, she heard Kavanaugh's rebuttal.

Collins was among the Republicans who said she was troubled by Rice's explanations for the deadly attack. On Sunday, Rice said shell decide after the midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from ME in 2020. One woman saying she won't take her family to ME this year for their annual ski trip.

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"As I watch numerous Senators speak and vote on the floor of the Senate I feel like I'm right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way". During Sunday's appearance, she described her grandparents' arrival in the state from Jamaica in 1912, her yearly summer visits that began in childhood and the home she now owns.

Of those Republicans who voted in his favor, Fallon concluded, "this will be a career-defining decision they will never live down".

Leftist commentator John Fugelsang initiated the boycott, asking his followers on Twitter to "vote against" visiting ME until something is done about the state's non-compliant Senator.

Halpert doesn't like Collins "at all", and pointed to Rice's long roots in the state. "The last 20 so years I've been a home owner in the state of Maine, so it's not completely insane", she said.

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Ho said she did not expect the level of "trolling" she's had with the petition.

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