Although it can not be an easy position that Senator Susan Collins of Maine has found herself placed in after last weeks Senate Judiciary Hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, no one can say that the woman is weak, because that pressure has not broken her. Instead of committing herself to the vote that millions of people are hoping she will give and promising to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the highest court in the nation, Senator Susan Collins has let it be known that she is still on the fence about which way she will vote. While trying to decide which way to vote would be the right vote she is currently reviewing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record and will be speaking to him later in the week. The fact that her vote is still on the fence is not something that makes those who oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court too happy.
In a recent statement to the media Senator Susan Collins said, “I am still completing my due diligence. I spent an hour going through the committee’s sensitive documents at the Judiciary Committee that have not yet been released.”
It is no secret to anyone who is familiar with American politics that Senator Susan Collins of Maine is a Republican law maker who supports abortion rights. What has a large number of Americans who favor abortion rights disgruntled with her at the moment is the fact that she has not publicly committed her vote as a vote against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. On the other side of that issue she also has not committed her vote to be one in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Last month she told the American public that Judge Brett Kavanaugh told her in his eyes the issue of Roe vs Wade is settled law.
Protesters who do not wish to see Judge Brett Kavanaugh become the next justice on the Supreme Court have stated that he could undo Roe vs Wade. What I personally have seen nobody take into consideration is the fact that even if he were to vote against Roe vs Wade, that would not stop abortions from legally being able to take place in the country. What undoing Roe vs Wade would do is remove it from a federal issue and turn it into an issue at the state level. Americans who are trying to protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court are trying to coerce Senator Susan Collins to vote their way through threats that they would fund whoever her upcoming 2020 political opponent may be in the next election if she doesn’t.