Pelley initiated the conversation with Collins and said: 'There are many who believe that judge Kavanuagh will be the vote that results in abortion becoming illegal in the United States. and I wonder if you are concerned about that?' "Her testimony prompted countless women to share their own stories of sexual harassment and assault".
"We're taking back Maine's Senate seat, and claiming it for someone who knows how to listen to her constituents", tweeted Mainers for Accountable Leadership, which organized protests at Collins' office.
Actor and comedian John Fugelsang was one of the first to add his opinion to the mix on Friday, tweeting, "Dear Susan Collins - I really struggled with this but my tourist $ just voted against ever visiting Maine while you remain in office". But she did not say Kavanaugh or Judge assaulted the girls in the bedroom, nor did she provide the names of corroborating witnesses.
Ford had already alluded to these threats in her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling the committee that she and her family had been living in "various secure locales" with security guards since September 16. She also read the FBI's report and looked for corroborating evidence.
"To say that she thinks that Dr. Ford thinks that she was assaulted, what is that?"
Collins visited her home state Sunday to speak at a bridge dedication ceremony honoring Somerset County Sheriff's Cpl.
"I put myself in his shoes", she said. I mean, that is so devastating. "So it was on that basis that I decided I would think about it".
Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick - a vote that helped transform the balance of power on the nation's high court for a generation and suddenly complicates Collins' path to a fifth term.
In Washington, President Donald Trump said today that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, attractive speech".
Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she appreciated the enthusiasm about her potential run, but said people who are angry about Kavanaugh should focus on the midterm elections. "I don't believe that the facts show it was Brett Kavanaugh", Sen. And if she's willing, she should give testimony too. "And that was from the heart, that was from the heart".
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) said Sen.
"We need someone who's more transparent and more willing to actually meet and listen to the people of ME", said Sweet, who acknowledged that she's also considering a run.
Hirono and Collins were also at odds on appropriate responses in the he said/she said scenarios.