The internet exploded with anger and outrage moments after Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins announced she will vote on Saturday to place accused attempted rapist Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
Senator Collins has enjoyed a reputation as a moderate who will cross the aisle, and her pro-choice stance has earned her the support of some Maine Democrats over the years, but already funds are being created to give a future Democratic opponent a healthy start to unseat Collins.
Update: Activists have now raised more than $1.9 million, according to their crowdfunding page. https://t.co/X98PftdGvz
— The Intercept (@theintercept) October 5, 2018
The rush to donate to her Democratic opponent literally crashed the servers at one site:
Many are mocking her as “naive.”
COLLINS: “I asked the Judge point blank whether he had made any commitments to anyone at the White House, the Federalist Society, to any outside group on how he would decide cases. He unequivocally assured me he had not.”@SenatorCollins can’t really be this naive, can she? pic.twitter.com/hhVu2v3qQj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 5, 2018
Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama weighs in:
If I was a Maine Democrat with Senatorial ambition, I would announce my 2020 campaign in the next couple of hoursADVERTISEMENT
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 5, 2018
More outrage and promises to unseat Collins:
Donate now to Susan Collins’ opponent. Mainers deserve better than this fraud. https://t.co/BZ9jXzAWLw
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) October 5, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Congratulations to Susan Collins on your retirement from the Senate!
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) October 5, 2018
This speech makes the betrayal worse. I’m horrified and angry and now will spend time defeating her as if it’s my personal mission in life. I’m a Scorpio I hold grudges. #defeatSusan #lastelection #preparetolose
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) October 5, 2018
In Susan Collins’ world, if a woman says she was assaulted and the two men in the room deny it under oath, while other people at a party that for them was unremarkable don’t remember it, it never happened.ADVERTISEMENT
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 5, 2018
Are you all not, on one level, relieved that Susan Collins has finally revealed herself fully to the people of Maine?
People of Maine, please beat her in 2020, and send her into retirement.ADVERTISEMENT
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) October 5, 2018
Susan Collins just caved. She’s supporting Kavanaugh, and in fact will be the key vote winning him the nomination. If you’ve had enough of @SenatorCollins’ duplicity, donate now to her 2020 opponent. Let’s show her what happens when you betray women: https://t.co/rPzuycMb8d
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) October 5, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
This vote will both define Susan Collins’ career and end Susan Collins’ career. To stand before the American people and so callously disparage a sexual assault survivor will never be forgotten. A truly shameful speech by a shameless person.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) October 5, 2018
I donated. Fuck Susan Collins. https://t.co/YIN6UbsRJ8
— Moonbats United 🗽 (@MoonBatsUnited) October 5, 2018
$2 million dollars now ready to unseat her. This will be the most important Senate race in 2020. No room in Maine for ghouls like Collins. She’s done. https://t.co/Arwj2blbM9ADVERTISEMENT
— Parker (@parkerbutler10) October 5, 2018
Where’s the fund for whoever is going to unseat #Manchin because I’m rage donating, the funding site for #Collins‘ as-yet-unnamed opponent has crashed and I’m on a roll and take all my money because these farking muppetfarkers have got to get the fark out, right farking now. pic.twitter.com/uhBGDEbLPu
— Cathleen Falsani (@godgrrl) October 5, 2018
Link to give money to unseat Collins crashing under weight of clicks https://t.co/dAz82FYQbC
— Reyhan Harmanci (@harmancipants) October 5, 2018