Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) saw her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018 come back to bite her on Wednesday during a hearing on abortion rights.
At the time, despite Kavanaugh’s anti-women and anti-abortion agenda, Collins claimed that she believed he would respect the precedent set by the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that protects a woman’s right to choose.
Collins has been under fire ever since because she constantly claims to be an advocate for abortion rights even as Kavanaugh has repeatedly signaled that he intends to gut Roe v. Wade and turn America into some sort of “Handmaid’s Tale” fantasy.
One of the most recent signals came when Kavanaugh gave a green light to a draconian abortion law in Texas that bans the procedure after six weeks when most women don’t even know they are pregnant and turns citizens into bounty hunters who can sue anyone they accuse of aiding a woman in getting an abortion.
Collins took heat after that ruling for being a fool.
On Wednesday, Kavanaugh made Collins look foolish once again by suggesting he intends to destroy Roe v. Wade during questioning of a Mississippi abortion law that bans the procedure after 15 weeks.
“If we think that the prior precedents are seriously wrong, why then doesn’t the history of this court’s practice… tell us that the right answer is actually a return to the position of neutrality?” Kavanaugh said according to Slate.
Of course, Collins is now trying to wriggle her way out of further backlash by making it appear that she is throwing her support to codifying Roe v. Wade via an act of Congress.
“‘Senator Collins supports the right to an abortion and believes that the protections in the Roe and Casey decisions should be passed into law. She has had some conversations with her colleagues about this and is open to further discussions,” a Collins spokesperson told MSNBC.
Collins could easily prove her sincerity by publicly announcing her intention to vote for a bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year that would codify Roe v. Wade.
Unfortunately, Collins has already announced her opposition to the bill, so she is again being two-faced as usual.
Maine made a mistake by reelecting Collins to the Senate in 2020, and now women are going to pay the price for it.
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