The most memorable moments of the day were the Senate vote, confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and then the new Justice Kavanaugh being sworn-in at the court.
Here’s the picture that everyone was waiting to see for so long.
– Kavanaugh being sworn onto the Supreme Court
– Trump signing the Commission Appointing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 6, 2018
And in large measure that’s owed to the common sense and courage of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).
Despite efforts to bribe her and threaten her, she in fact persisted as she went to give her speech.
— Mandie (@StillFressh) October 5, 2018
Here’s Sen. Cindi Hyde-Smith saying the other Republican women wanted to stand with her when she gave her speech.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 6, 2018
Here’s the speech in case you missed it, reasoned and logical.
Even as she voted on Saturday, they were still screaming at her:
The moment of Susan Collins’ vote draws more protest from the gallery: pic.twitter.com/XP2ZVp4283
— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) October 6, 2018
And the left is still threatening her, urging people to harass her for the rest of her life.
Here’s the founder of Spread the Vote, which claims they are ‘non-partisan’ and against the ‘suppression’ of voters:
COLLINS UNDER ATTACK: Women’s March blasts Sen. Susan Collins, going as far as labeling her a “rape apologist,” after she announced her support for Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/rY1uhRW1Zf
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 6, 2018
Collins voted yes, knowing that she would be threatened and knowing that millions of dollars would then immediately be donated to her challenger, whoever that might be in 2020 and that she would energize the left’s campaign against her.
The crowdfunding site got a million dollars more after she said that she would vote “yes.” It’s now over $3,300,000.
From Daily Caller:
“During Collins’s floor speech, our site received 90 times the average amount of traffic we see hourly,” Gisel Kordestani, CrowdPac’s chief executive, said, according to the Washington Times. “This incredible and immediate response to Collins’s decision overwhelmed our servers, and our team is worked as quickly as possible to get Crowdpac.com back up and running.”
Activists had been trying to convince Collins to vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation for months. She had called the crowdfunding efforts “the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me” in September.
Collins’s office had received threatening phone calls and even obscene cardboard cutouts as the senator decided how she would vote on Kavanaugh.
Sen. Mitch McConnell has said GOP priority for 2020 will be to come to the aid of Collins if she needs it.
So here’s to Susan Collins, who shows what a “profile in courage” really is.