Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
On Friday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) finally did what activists long expected she would do, and whipped herself into the party line to vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a lengthy and self-aggrandizing speech explaining her decision, she attacked the allegations of sexual assault and gaslit the nation about his extremist judicial activism.
Her support for Kavanaugh, which essentially ensures his confirmation and a solidification of the Supreme Court’s hard-right bloc for years to come, immediately prompted nationwide fury. And another thing it did was attract a potential Senate challenger for when she runs for re-election in 2020:
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) October 5, 2018
Susan Rice served on President Barack Obama’s national security team, and as the U.S.…