Lots of people on the right were nervous about which way Maine GOP Senator Susan Collins would vote on Brett Kavanaugh, but she didn’t disappoint. In fact, she delivered a speech for the ages in the process of announcing her intention to vote yes.
The Washington Free Beacon has details:
Susan Collins: ‘I Will Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh’
Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) on Friday announced that she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Despite the turbulent, bitter fight surrounding his nomination, my fervent hope is that Brett Kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in the Supreme Court so that we have far fewer 5-4 decisions and so that public confidence in our judiciary and our highest court is restored,” Collins said on the Senate floor. “Mr. president, I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
Collins, who had been the last undecided Republican vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, discussed Kavanaugh’s judicial record and argued that he would not make judgments opposed to the views of her constituents. She argued that Kavanaugh would uphold the Affordable Care Act’s protection for people with preexisting conditions and condemned interest groups who “have speculated that Judge Kavanaugh was selected to do the bidding of conservative ideologues despite his record of judicial independence.”
You can watch her speech below:
Good for her!