Thursday, October 11, 2018

Susan Collins is a bald-faced liar. But here's the problem:

Dear MoveOn member,

Maine Senator Susan Collins betrayed her constituents and the American people. With her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she turned her back on her supposed ideals—including the right to safe, legal abortion—in favor of blind partisanship.
She choose to support Kavanaugh despite his positions on Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose. She choose to support him after having heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's wrenching testimony. She stuck by him when the corroborated allegation of sexual assault from Deborah Ramirez was revealed. Even after Kavanaugh's blatant perjury and clear lack of fitness for the job, Collins was unmoved. In the end, she went against everything she has claimed to stand for.
Susan Collins is a far-right-wing extremist who has no place in the kind of Senate we want to represent us. Collins and the far-right-wing party she belongs to must be removed from power now.
Collins isn't up for re-election until 2020. But you know what? Every single Republican running for Senate this year is EVEN WORSE THAN COLLINS. And it's time to throw them out.
Four weeks from now, we have the chance to take back control of the House and Senate. With razor-thin margins, everything we do right now matters. Will you chip in $3 a week to help MoveOn defeat Republicans in November and beyond? (We will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)
Collins' decision was devastating, infuriating, and unacceptable.
It is particularly unacceptable from her because it was a bait-and-switch. Unlike run-of-the-mill Republicans, Collins has claimed, for more than two decades, to be pro-choice—she was even honored last year by Planned Parenthood. Yet she signed the death warrant for Roe by voting for Kavanaugh. She told a bald-faced lie when she said that Kavanaugh would protect Roe, because we all know that he will serve as the deciding vote to gut or repeal Roe and strip away access to safe, legal abortion care from millions of women.
Collins chose to vote for a man who clearly has no respect for women.
She chose to value the career advancement of a dangerous man over the experiences and traumas of the women he victimized.
She chose to side with Donald Trump and his apologists in Congress.
In casting this vote, Collins did enough damage to the cause of women's rights to more than undo everything else she did for women during her two decade career in the Senate.
That's why we will work out hearts out to defeat Collins in 2020.
But remember: Every single Senate Republican on the ballot this cycle is EVEN WORSE THAN COLLINS. So, if you are angry at Collins, you should be just as angry at her Republican colleagues. They ALL need to go. And we have an election in less than a month when we have a chance to kick them all out of office. 
Will you chip in weekly to help MoveOn take back Congress in 2018 and boot out Susan Collins and win the White House in 2020? (We will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)
By voting for Kavanaugh, Collins has proven once and for all that she really is not a moderate who will fairly represent Maine voters or women. And we will boot her out in 2020. But right now, accountability starts with her colleagues.
Thanks for all you do.
–Anna, Tillie, Emily, Ilya, and the rest of the MoveOn Elections team

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