With no clear path forward to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, liberal activists in Maine have resorted to questionable tactics to urge moderate, pro-choice Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to vote against the nominee.
Both the Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership joined forces and set up a crowdfunding site that has raised over $1 million. According to the website, there are two scenarios:
- "Sen. Collins votes NO on Kavanaugh and you will not be charged, and no money will go to fund her future opponent."
- "Sen. Collins votes YES on Kavanaugh and your pledge will go to her opponent's campaign, once that opponent has been identified."
The website goes on to threaten that if she votes in favor of his nomination, "We will get you out of office."
"Your swing vote could decide whether a rubber stamp for Trump's anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-labor agenda gets confirmed to the Supreme Court–costing millions of Americans their health care, their right to choose and their lives," the website continues.
In a statement to Newsmax, Sen. Collins said their efforts "will not influence my vote at all. ... I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh. I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge's opponents have stooped."
Throughout the ongoing confirmation process, activists have sent over 3,000 wire hangers to the senator's office.
For the rest of this story, visit our content partners at CBNNews.com. Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network, all rights reserved.
To contact us or to submit an article, click here.
Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
It's a NEW YEAR! Get ready for a NEW YOU!
- New Year Discounts On Book Bundles & Gifts: Click Here to view all our bundles and save up to 72%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
- Go Deeper with God in a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all eight of our free courses. Topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
- Anointed Woman Of God: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
- Never Stop Praying - Prayer Changes Everything! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
- New Year - New You - Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for two years for Only $29.97 and get two free gifts. Gift #1 The Harbinger. Gift #2 The Harbinger II. Both books are by New York Times Best-Selling author Jonathan Cahn. View Offer