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.
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.
I want liberal white women and white feminists to note that. Collins *specifically* invoked white feminism to shore up her support for Kavanaugh. We have got to hold ourselves accountable for ending this fuckery.— spooky andrea grimes (@andreagrimes) October 5, 2018
Susan Collins was always the 53% of white women. She always will be.— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) October 5, 2018
This is how white supremacy works.
52% of white women voted for Trump.— AngrierEveryDamnDay (@RealMeLeee) October 5, 2018
Susan Collins is now the face I will think of when I recall that statistic. pic.twitter.com/f4Yre5dKXS
i will be giving even more money to @SenatorCollins future opponent. it’s also clear that white women are responsible for our downfall. so much for sisterhood.— Jill Bennett (@DailyJill) October 5, 2018
Collins has *always* followed the long traditional of white women with power betraying the sisterhood for the patriarchy.— Mx B Cordelia Yu @ #g0vsummit (@thebestsophist) October 5, 2018
I knew this would likely be how it all turned out and *still* I rage anew.
Collins knows this is her last speech, she's making every second count.— Lana Pattinson (@lana_pattinson) October 5, 2018
White women, Maine...do better pic.twitter.com/gjs9Oy7aBW
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.
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