Collins Mum Of Replacing RBG Before Election Day

The Portland Press Herald reports:

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, amid the toughest reelection fight of her career, would not say today whether she would vote to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. Maine’s other senator, independent Angus King, quickly issued a statement making clear that he does not support a nomination process before the election.

In 2018, Collins provided the pivotal vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced accusations of sexual assault during his confirmation hearing. Her support for Kavanaugh tipped the court decisively toward conservative jurists, and drew intense anger from progressives across the nation, who vowed to unseat Collins during November’s contest.