Ted Cruz Bashes 'Harassment' of Sen. Collins' Kavanaugh Vote

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Liberal activists have targeted Sen. "Senator Collins will make up her mind based on the merits of the nomination".

And they mean business: so far, they have raised more than $1 million, all of it earmarked for Collins' future opponent should she vote for Kavanaugh.

Here's the catch: money pledged to the effort will be refunded if Collins votes against Kanavaugh.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, came to Collins' defense on Wednesday, tweeting through his office account that "every Democrat should be condemning these antics in ME - attempting to bribe Senator Collins to vote against Judge Kavanaugh and threatening sexual violence against staffers if she votes for him is absolutely disgusting".

"Attempts at bribery or extortion will not influence my vote at all", she said Tuesday, referring to the crowdfunding campaign for her potential opponent.

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Adav Noti, a senior director at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which works on rules of ethics and finance in government, told The Washington Post that he thought the listing was illegal, noting that bribery is a federal crime.

"If you care at all about women's choice, vote no on Kavanaugh, don't be a dumb b--", one caller said. Don't be a dumb bitch. At USA Today, Erin Kelly reports that Judiciary Committee "Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released an agenda Monday with Kavanaugh's name at the top of a list of judicial nominees that the committee will consider Thursday", but that "Democrats are expected to use a committee rule to delay the vote until September 20 or 27". I'm so naive.' F*** you. "It still seems like they're saying if you don't do what we want we will spend $1 million and that strikes me as just as much as an inducement as saying we'll give you $1 million if you do what we want". "Think of that every meal". It is the false, nasty, vulgar, personal, uncivil verbal abuse of an honorable and diligent public servant like Senator Collins. "And her safety has relied on her having a lot of strength with independent and Democratic women". "What else does ME need to do?"

"Instead of condemning the outrageous tactics of Judge Kavanaugh's opponents, and announcing their support for an objectively extraordinary nominee, Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly, McCaskill, and Nelson are standing on the sidelines while Judge Kavanaugh's opponents resort to bribes, smears, and physical threats", Severino said.

That doesn't sound like someone who is impressed by the Democrats' disgusting antics.

Murkowski has been more tight-lipped about her decision-making process, and she is now facing additional pressure from Alaska natives, who are flooding her offices to urge her to oppose Kavanaugh over his views on fishing rights and environmental protections. But it did give Collins an award previous year for her vote to protect President Barack Obama's health care law, and it could turn around and use its massive political influence against her in 2020 if she votes the wrong way on Kavanaugh.

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