A conservative columnist unleashed fury on Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for being “gullible” enough to back Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination amid mounting sexual assault allegations against him.
“What was surprising was the length, incoherence and self-delusion evident in Collins’s oration,” the Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin wrote Friday afternoon. “She waxed lyrical about his devotion to the law, suggested he could be another Justice David Souter and proclaimed that he would de-politicize the court.”
“She believed Christine Blasey Ford, but not as much as she believed Kavanaugh. (Huh?!) She insinuated that the appearance of questionable claims against Kavanaugh made Ford’s allegation less credible,” she continued.
To cast a “safe” vote is one thing, Rubin wrote; to “embarrass oneself and sound gullible about a nominee who revealed his partisan stripes” is entirely different.
In time, the conservative columnist noted, America is likely to the Kavanaugh confirmation debacle similarly to the election of Donald Trump, the president who nominated him.
“One side understands the national id, while the other hopes, somehow, to tap into a sense of national indignation or righteousness that will pull us back and restrain our worst impulses,” Rubin wrote. “In the end, tribalism usually wins.”
Read the entire column via the Post.