Senator Susan Collins of Maine purports to be a moderate Republican and backer of women’s reproductive rights. She’s gotten a lot of support, financial and otherwise, from moderates on both sides of the aisle. After her long speech justifying the vote for Kavanaugh, Collins no longer deserves that support. At the end of the day, she falls right into line behind McConnell.
She’s up for re-election in 2020, and I hope moderate voters who have supported her in the past take heed. There are better candidates out there, and I hope one of them runs and defeats her. Time for her pretense of moderation to end.