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Saturday, June 25, 2022

During a two-hour meeting in her Senate office with the Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh on Aug. 21, 2018, Senator Susan Collins of Maine pressed him hard on why she should trust him not to overturn Roe v. Wade if she backed his confirmation. ... "Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal, and I've tried to demonstrate I understand real-world consequences," he continued, according to the notes, adding: "I am a don't-rock-the-boat kind of judge. I believe in stability and in the Team of Nine."

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Well, duh. Of course he did.

#1 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-06-25 09:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

NO ONE told her that Republican nominees to the SC lie about ROE?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-25 09:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can we count on your vote to impeach him, then?

Right.

I didn't think so.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2022-06-25 09:15 AM | Reply

The Eberly of the Senate.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-25 09:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

it's called perjury.

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-06-25 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Does she really think we are that stupid to accept her explanation on this? Sadly, many of those who voted for her probably are that stupid.

#6 | Posted by prius04 at 2022-06-25 10:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lost in the Maine woods, once again....

#7 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-06-25 10:57 AM | Reply

"Does she really think we are that stupid to accept her explanation on this?"

As was pointed out, her proof should be her impeachment vote.

But of course, she'll remain like all of the other Never Trumpers, who, when it came time to vote, turned out to be Always Trumpers.

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-06-25 11:03 AM | Reply

Susan Collins isn't stupid. That means she must be evil. It's impossible for me to believe she didn't know this was going to happen. This is malpractice. She should resign.

#9 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-25 11:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

She never cared, all she wanted was someone on the court to protect the moneyed class.

#10 | Posted by censored at 2022-06-25 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So Kavanaugh lied to you? What are you gonna do about it you useless, spineless, hypocritical sack of ****? You can whine all you want but you have betrayed every woman in this nation. Live with it.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-06-25 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I am so sick of right wingers rationalizing the indefensible to justify their own selfish motives and evil decisions.

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-06-25 12:23 PM | Reply

In fairness, Collins did say she was concerned.

#13 | Posted by john47 at 2022-06-25 12:25 PM | Reply

Collins is going to lose her seat this fall.

I would actually put money on this.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2022-06-25 12:34 PM | Reply

"Collins is going to lose her seat this fall. I would actually put money on this."

I'll take everything you're willing to bet!

(Collins isn't up for re-election the year)

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-06-25 12:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Collins was reelected in 2020. Won't be up for reelection until 2026.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-25 01:30 PM | Reply

This should make her wonder what else Kavanaugh lied about, but it won't.

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-06-25 01:33 PM | Reply

#17 the guy had a calender and he cried.

What else do you want?

I also like beer, stand up guy I tells you.

#18 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-06-25 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Eff the eff off, Susan Collins. Go furrow your brow for someone who cares.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2022-06-25 01:53 PM | Reply

I'm sure this pathetic lying sack of ---- will introduce articles of impeachment this afternoon, right?

Why does anyone take this woman seriously anymore?

#20 | Posted by JOE at 2022-06-25 02:42 PM | Reply

Who gives a shht what this lying *itch has to say.

When has she ever voted for the best interests of all Americans rather than her own pocketbook.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-06-25 04:17 PM | Reply

yeah, do it under oath next time and get stuffed!

#22 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-06-25 07:52 PM | Reply

No one cares what you think, Susan. STFU

#23 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-06-26 07:25 AM | Reply

Wasn't 'ole Sue in a couple of episodes of "Lost in Space?"

#24 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-06-26 11:04 AM | Reply

Once she got her boof , she was ready for a spoof? I dunno, I got nothin'.

#25 | Posted by john47 at 2022-06-26 11:33 AM | Reply

Collins is such a lying sack of old bag...
she constantly reiterates this ruse,
that she was lied to, and is somehow surprised.

"Well Ma'am you are certainly one of two things:
either incompetent at your job, or you Ma'am,
are a liar..."

#26 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-06-27 06:49 AM | Reply

+Kavenaugh lied about everything. Oink oink oink.

#27 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-06-27 07:59 AM | Reply

If anything, this is a cautionary tale as to the consequences of questioning a potential SC justice on how they will rule on something before they hear the specific case.

It's an invitation to be lied to. Quite frankly, many many many lies have been told in such hearings/questioning.

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-27 08:12 AM | Reply

If anything, this is a cautionary tale as to the consequences of electing Republicans.

P.S. go ---- yourself you stupid piece of ----.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-27 08:54 AM | Reply

If anything, this is a cautionary tale as to the consequences of questioning a potential SC justice on how they will rule on something before they hear the specific case.
It's an invitation to be lied to. Quite frankly, many many many lies have been told in such hearings/questioning.

#28 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-06-27 08:12 AM | REPLY

Yes, except that is not what happened in this instance.

Kavanaugh, et al, stated the obvious; i.e., that Roe was a long-standing precedent that had been affirmed and modified somewhat over time.
What Kavanaugh didn't volunteer, and what he was never asked, is whether or not he would vote to completely overrule Roe if given the opportunity to do so. He did indicate he would be open to overturning "settled law." For some reason, Susan ignored that comment.

In any event, everyone with a functioning brain (which might exclude Susan Collins and Joe Manchin) knew that he and Alito and Barrett and Thomas would do exactly that.

#30 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-27 09:07 AM | Reply

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"Please please please let me sniff your balls.....they smell so good"

-Snoofy the ballicker

#31 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-27 09:10 AM | Reply

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He was never specifically asked if he would vote to completely overrule Roe if given the opportunity?

Why not? It's seemingly the only question that's mattered with regards to scrutinizing a potential jurist.....and yet he wasn't asked that question?

And it's also possible that elected senators aren't just dumb....they're hypocrites first before they're dumb.

#32 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-27 09:13 AM | Reply

He was never specifically asked if he would vote to completely overrule Roe if given the opportunity?
Why not? It's seemingly the only question that's mattered with regards to scrutinizing a potential jurist.....and yet he wasn't asked that question?
And it's also possible that elected senators aren't just dumb....they're hypocrites first before they're dumb.

#32 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-06-27 09:13 AM | FLAG:

Well since the Bork confirmation hearing, so-called conservatives and constitutionalists in Congress have made asking judges exactly WTF they would do if given the chance seem tawdry and unseemly.

#33 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-27 10:03 AM | Reply

And it's also possible that elected senators aren't just dumb....they're hypocrites first before they're dumb.

#32 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-06-27 09:13 AM | FLAG:

I hope you're not just coming to this conclusion. I'm guessing you saw the way the Republican leadership in the Senate handled the Garland nomination as opposed to the Barrett nomination. The hypocrisy is so brazen and inexcusable there is almost no point in even mentioning it.

They are fascist scum. You know this.

#34 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-27 10:05 AM | Reply

-I hope you're not just coming to this conclusion.

Uh...no. I've actually overshot on this issue by suggesting that the GOP deep down doesn't really care about abortion except as a wedge issue. Not that they really give a ---- about banning abortion. That brazen hypocrisy has no bounds.

#35 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-27 10:19 AM | Reply

Uh...no. I've actually overshot on this issue by suggesting that the GOP deep down doesn't really care about abortion except as a wedge issue. Not that they really give a ---- about banning abortion. That brazen hypocrisy has no bounds.
#35 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-06-27 10:19 AM | FLAG:

You are correct, I think. For most Republicans this was just a decades-long cynical ploy to keep some religious extremists aligned with the party. Several of these jerks, I'm sure, have paid for abortions for family members "in trouble" or their mistresses.

Well, now they've sown the wind and they will reap the political whirlwind.

F them.

#36 | Posted by anton at 2022-06-27 10:28 AM | Reply

-For most Republicans this was just a decades-long cynical ploy to keep some religious extremists aligned with the party. Several of these jerks, I'm sure, have paid for abortions for family members "in trouble" or their mistresses.

couldn't agree more

#37 | Posted by eberly at 2022-06-27 10:38 AM | Reply

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