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An Old Susan Collins Tweet Didn't Age Too Well After Her Support Of Kavanaugh

By Collin Gossel

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was one of the crucial swing voters who remained undecided until the last minute concerning the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Saturday, October 6, Collins decided she didn't believe the multiple allegations of sexual abuse against Trump's nominee and voted to confirm him to the highest court in the land.

The backlash against her has been particularly furious, as she has claimed to be a supporter of woman many times in the past only to pick and choose when she believes them and when she doesn't. Online, someone labelled Collins a "traitor to women" on her Wikipedia page, and a crowdfunding campaign for her 2020 opponent (whoever than ends up being) quickly earned over $3 million.

Meanwhile, internet users began digging through Collins's Twitter feed to highlight her hypocrisy. One particularly glaring instance of Collins standing up for women when it suited her needs came in November 2017, when then-Senator Al Franken was accused of sexual harassment by several women from his past.