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.
Collins believes credible accusations of sexual misconduct should disqualify someone from the Senate...but not from the Supreme Court.
Women were particularly irate and felt that Collins had betrayed them when they needed her most.
After the vote, Collins claimed on CNN that she believed Dr. Ford was assaulted by someone who wasn't Brett Kavanaugh:
I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant. I do believe that she was assaulted. I don't know by whom. I'm not certain when.
During her testimony, Ford said she was 100% certain Kavanaugh was her assailant, leaving no room for uncertainty.
Collins either thinks Ford was lying or she simply didn't care.
There seems to be a double standard between the political parties.
One can imagine how Twitter reacted to Collins' betrayal:
The world's feelings may have been best summed up by Pizza Pants:
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