Senator Susan Collins has gotten more protestor fury than the other Republicans. Protestors have sent coat hangers to her office. They've threatened to spit on her food at restaurants and followed her around. She has been generally harassed by the left while seeking to find answers.
Collins wanted the FBI delay for those answers. She reviewed the report. She found it thorough. We know from the Wall Street Journal today that one of the big pieces of information was the pressure campaign Leland Keyser faced. I am sure Senator Collins could relate.
She deserves our thanks for taking the time to treat the Senate as our founders wanted -- the greatest deliberative body in the world. She has been thoughtful and I appreciate her vote for cloture. I realize that does not mean she will vote for Kavanaugh, but I hope she will do so now that she has seen the FBI report.
First principles matter and the principles of presuming innocence and putting the burden on accusers should be two of the very first principles a Senator should honor. I would encourage each of you to encourage Senator Collins to vote for Brett Kavanaugh and to also thank her for being deliberative, thoughtful, and moving this nomination along into its final hours.
I cannot stress enough how much invective, hate, and rage she has experienced. She has earned some kind thank you's.