‘Every Democrat should be condemning these antics in Maine…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Multiple GOP Senators have spoken out against Democrat attempts to blackmail and threaten (including rape) the staff of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, into voting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, condemned the left for its desperate efforts to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation by threatening to unseat Collins next election.
The harassment campaign from the far Left against Susan Collins—including threats of sexual violence against her staffers and potential illegal bribery—is truly shameful, and shows the desperation of the radicals to try to stop the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. It won’t work. https://t.co/eZ60ppIr0j
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 12, 2018
Angry activists started a fundraising coup last week, telling Collins that if she did not vote against Kavanaugh, they would donate more than $1 million to her future Democratic opponent.
The campaign was launched by members of the Center for Popular Democracy, a group that incorporated some of the chapters of the disgraced ACORN and receives funding from the George Soros-backed Democracy Alliance.
Collins tried to protest the crowd-funding effort, saying Kavanaugh won’t disrupt the “status quo.”
But the activists redoubled their efforts by making vulgar and abusive phone calls to Collins’ office.
“Every Democrat should be condemning these antics in Maine,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said on Twitter. “Attempting to bribe Senator Collins to vote against Judge Kavanaugh and threatening sexual violence against staffers if she votes for him is absolutely disgusting.”
Liberals have tried to defend the crowd-funding campaign, though, saying the money is not promised to a particular person, so it can’t be considered bribing.
“The people of Maine have made it clear that they want you to vote NO on Kavanaugh, and we’re counting on you to do the right thing,” the fundraising site said, addressing Collins. “You have the chance to stand up for the people of Maine — and for the entire country — by rejecting this Supreme Court nominee.”
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said it’s not about the money, though. He said both Republicans and Democrats should denounce the campaign because “the false, nasty, vulgar, personal, uncivil verbal abuse of an honorable and diligent public servant like Senator Collins.”
No. It is the false, nasty, vulgar, personal, uncivil verbal abuse of an honorable and diligent public servant like Senator Collins. https://t.co/9EBjhhgqP6
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) September 12, 2018
Carrie Severino, the Judicial Crisis Network’s chief counsel and policy director, said in a statement that all senators should be openly denouncing the attacks. But instead, most Democratic senators are “standing on the sidelines while Judge Kavanaugh’s opponents resort to bribes, smears, and physical threats.”
— Adam W. Schindler (@AdamSchindler) September 4, 2018