Susan Collins Twitter Deep Concerns Mocked After Roe V. Wade Overturning
Susan Collins Twitter of Maine is facing backlash in the wake of the Supreme Court’s striking down of Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision. Follow us for more updates at WWW.TODAYLEAKED.COM
Though she is a Republican, Collins is in favor of abortion rights and was seen as one of the GOP swing voters who could have voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, one of the court’s conservative justices and a nominee of former President Donald Trump. While commenting on her decision to ultimately vote for Kavanaugh around that time, Collins said that he told her he viewed Roe v. Wade as a “settled law” and deeply rooted precedent.
But Kavanaugh voted with the majority in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that led to Roe being overturned.
Frustration and outrage with Collins’ confirmation vote for Kavanaugh was evident on social media Friday.
One user, @lapetiteemily, tweeted that Collins better “spare us her deep concerns.”
Another tweet from @AclomaxAllen on Friday said conservatives “can thank the gullibility of Senator Susan Collins for this horrible decision.”
Twitter user @evale72 wrote that Collins “really nailed it when she said Justices she voted for wouldn’t overturn Roe.”
“You know who I bet is very concerned right now is Susan Collins,” tweeted @KenTremendous.
Though she did not refer to Collins by name, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, while delivering remarks Friday, that answers are needed from her colleagues in the Senate, particularly those “who voted for these justices under the claim and the guise that this would not happen.”
“We are talking about a court with the majority of justices appointed by a party that has not won a popular presidential election more than once in 30 years.”
— The Recount (@therecount) June 24, 2022
“What will they do as a consequence of this decision?” she asked.
In a statement shared with Newsweek shortly after the draft SCOTUS opinion was leaked in May, Collins wrote: “If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office. Obviously, we won’t know each Justice’s decision and reasoning until the Supreme Court officially announces its opinion in this case.”
As referenced in her statement, Collins also voted for the confirmation of conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, another Trump nominee. Gorsuch did say in his Senate confirmation hearings that he viewed Roe as a “precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court,” according to the Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact fact-checking project.
He also said that Roe was “reaffirmed” with the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision, which was also overturned in the Supreme Court opinion on Friday. But Gorsuch declined to say whether he thought the court’s initial ruling on Roe v. Wade was correct.
Collins said in a statement Friday that the Supreme Court “has abandoned a fifty-year precedent at a time that the country is desperate for stability.”