Collins Says That Her Office Has Been Flooded With Angry Messages, Threats

on September 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told a local radio station that her office has been inundated by angry and threatening calls and voicemails about her upcoming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Hill report.

“My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, terrible things said to my staff,” Collins told WVOM on Wednesday. “This has been a very ugly process and I think that’s very unfortunate for everyone involved.”

In the interview, Collins also said that professor Christine Blasey Ford should testify before the hearing on Monday, that “it would be better for her.”

Blasey Ford has requested that the hearing be delayed so the FBI can conduct an investigation that could help shield her from personal and partisan attacks. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has denied that request. Blasey Ford has also asked for more witnesses to be involved, including Mark Judge, who she says was in the room when the alleged sexual assault took place. Grassley dismissed that request as well.

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