Senator Susan Collins will vote yes on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The Maine Republican revealed her decision on the Senate floor today. Collins said she had extensive conversations with Kavanaugh about a number of hot button issues and came away satisfied. Collins is a moderate Republican who has been on the fence about Kavanaugh's confirmation. She has been under enormous pressure from Republicans and Democrats.
Collins cited the noise around Kavanaugh's nomination, saying the Senate confirmation process has hit rock bottom. She also called it dysfunctional. Collins addressed the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. She called sexual assault very serious and pervasive but argued that the accusations against Kavanaugh were not corroborated. Collins' speech was initially interrupted by some protesters who shouted, "Vote no!" Capitol Police pulled the demonstrators out of the Senate visitors' gallery.
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