Susan Collins And Pro-Trump White Women Are Getting Dragged on Twitter For Supporting Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks during the Senate Special Committee on Aging prior to a hearing on "Military Caregivers: Families Serving for the Long Run" on June 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Susan Collins And Pro-Trump White Women Are Getting Dragged on Twitter For Supporting Kavanaugh

"Collins *specifically* invoked white feminism to shore up her support for Kavanaugh."

Published October 5, 2018

Maine Senator Susan Collins, after what seemed like a speech that lasted forever, officially announced that she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

  1. The Senator was one of four who many believed was making a prolonged decision about either making a “yes” or “no” vote heading into Saturday’s scheduled official confirming session.

    In a speech on the Senate floor, Collins outlined her belief that Kavanaugh was well-qualified and that the Senate confirmation process "is not a trial." She also said she cannot abandon the "presumption of innocence."

    Black Twitter was relatively unsurprised, seeing as how 53 percent of White women voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

  2. Footnote: only four percent of Black women voted for Trump. The notion that white women are disgusted with Trump's actions don't bore out in the polls.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

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