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In the wake of last week’s raucous confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said left-wing activist organizations are attempting to “bribe” her to vote against the nominee by staging a fundraising campaign that will go into effect only if she votes to confirm.

And Collins isn’t happy about it at all.

Newsmax reported that a left-leaning activist organization, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, has teamed up with another left-wing organization called the Maine People’s Alliance to create a fundraising campaign to oppose Collins in her 2020 Senate re-election in case she supports confirming Kavanaugh.

It was also reported that donors’ credit cards will only be charged their pledged donations against Collins if she casts a yes vote. The money would not be used against her if she opposes Kavanaugh.

In effect, Collins told Newsmax, the groups are trying to buy her vote.

“I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh,” Collins said in a statement to Newsmax.

“If I vote against him, the money is refunded to the donors. If I vote for him, the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race.”

The website at Crowdpac.com where potential donors can pledge their donations featured the unambiguus headline: “Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent.”

The text then makes clear that whether the money will be collected and donated to a future Collins opponent will depend entirely on Collins’ vote on Kavanaugh.

As of Monday evening, the campaign had been pledged more than $1 million toward its goal of $1,302,388.

Some experts, such as Republican elections attorney, Cleta Mitchell of Foley & Lardner, told Newsmax they questioned the legality of the fundraising effort.

“It is certainly raising the specter of whether or not this violates the United States criminal code to prohibitions against attempted bribery, by linking official actions to monetary reward,” Mitchell said.

Collins remained undecided, and she said the bribe will not influence her decision either.

“This effort will not influence my vote at all,” she told Newsmax.

The fundraising attempt may also backfire.

“I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge’s opponents have stooped,” Collins said.

Collins is right.

There seems to be so little to criticize Kavanaugh about left-wing organizations need to bribe senators for a chance at opposing his confirmation.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Rocky

    September 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Collins is a poster child for term limits. The only thing worse are the ignorant voters who keep re-electing her. Some say her voters are from the parasite class. Who knows?

    • Gerry

      September 13, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      I agree the rino collins needs to go but these scumbag demoTRASH organizations are even worse. That is bribery — not may be bribery — and I will give her credit for going public with it. Those organizations need to be shut down .

  2. Carl J Bujan Jr

    September 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Democrats will commit any kind of crime to get what they want.

  3. Robert

    September 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Left Democrats will stop at nothing…nothing!! As an American, how do you vote against someone (Trump), who is so obviously doing a great job…better then any president in modern times. Stand firm against the evil within!!

  4. Lawrence Bauer

    September 13, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    This is just another example of what the LIBTARDS of this Country will go to for getting power, no matter the reason. It is time for these people to be brought to justice. They are trying to bribe a Senator. After what the Obama Administration and the crooks at the DOJ/FBI to try to stop Trump from being President and when that failed they come with Russian Collusion and of course after a year and a half not one person has been charged for Russian Collusion. The Obama Administration, the DOJ and FBI tried to take away the right of the American People to vote for who was going to be our next President. This was bad enough and now the same Democrat Party are now trying to buy Senator Collins to vote against Kavanaugh, when is the DOJ/FBI going to start charging these people with crimes against America? The Democrats continue to try to buy the Presidency and who will be on the Supreme Court, this is an assault against our Country and the American People.

  5. Alex M

    September 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    This type of extortion has been going on for countless years. Lobbyists do it ll the time to get legislators to see things their way. “Either consider our position and support us, or we will generously support your opponent in the next election.”

  6. Lee

    September 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    RINO or not that is not the question in my opinion it is how the dems are so crooked and trying to bribe her don’t you ppl get this not so sure what they are doing is even legal i really don’t think it is i have never heard that bribery became legal have you?

  7. N

    September 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    ‪Expose, boycott, prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal demoncrats post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump! Vote Republican in Nov to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrat rule. No McCains, please!‬

  8. Mike Steeler

    September 13, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Send Mueller in to investigate. Oh wait, he is part of the problem.

  9. Michael

    September 14, 2018 at 1:20 am

    So wait, let me get this straight, Democrats are threatening to donate to a Republican’s opponent, if the Republican doesn’t do what they want? Who the fuck cares what they want? What makes you think they won’t just donate to her opponent anyway? And even if they do, I say again, who the fuck cares? If I was in Collins’ position I’d laugh in their faces.

  10. Me

    September 14, 2018 at 3:25 am

    How does this go on? Its bribery!!!!

    • Me

      September 14, 2018 at 3:26 am

      Or blackmail . . .

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