Susan Collins (R-MA) will go down in history as the woman who sold out her fellow women’s wombs for political points, but at least her party got a crazy number of conservatives on the Supreme Court, so that’s awesome, right?
Although Collins insisted on the floor of the Senate that Donald Trump’s second SCOTUS pick, accused attempted rapist Brett Kavanaugh, would respect the sanctity of women’s rights to make their own decisions about the bodies, which made no sense at the time and is proving to be just as ridiculous a statement as it sounded at the time, Kavanaugh and Trump’s other two picks, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Comes Barrett, are poised to end Roe v. Wade protections.
Donald Trump promised conservatives he would appoint only pro-life justices. Mitch McConnell packed the Court with them under Trump’s reign. Sen. Collins vowed to protect women until Kavanaugh’s and Coney Barrett’s nominations. Then, for GOP support for her reelection, she sold those same women out. She has her job and women will pay for it with their bodies.
Collins now says she supports codifying Roe v. Wade into law as an act of Congress, which is great, except it isn’t. Collins knows there aren’t enough votes in the Senate to beat the filibuster and not nearly enough Republicans willing to do the right thing rather than please their rabid evangelical base. Collin’s “support,” therefore, is just empty words.
A spokesman for Collins said that:
‘Senator Collins supports the right to an abortion and believes that the protections in the Roe and Casey decisions should be passed into law. She has had some conversations with her colleagues about this and is open to further discussions.’
It’s neither laudable nor brave for Collins to do so unless she’s willing to vote out the filibuster. That won’t happen as long as Collins needs donations and support for future campaigns.
Twitter wasn’t impressed with Collin’s new vows to support the women she sold out. Read some of their comments below: