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Pressure on Collins mounts as Republicans push hard to confirm Kavanaugh

Good morning from Augusta, which was far from the center of Maine’s political universe on Thursday.

The day’s major political drama unfolded during almost nine hours of testimony before a U.S. Senate panel by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, one of the few Republican senators left undecided on Kavanaugh, was sequestered for much of Thursday to watch the hearing, where Ford said she was “100 percent” certain that Kavanaugh assaulted her and the fiery judge denied her allegations just as vociferously, calling his confirmation process “a national disgrace.”

 

 

 

To read the rest of “Pressure on Collins mounts as Republicans push hard to confirm Kavanaugh,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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