As Senate vote looms, Kavanaugh foes in Maine turn up heat on Susan Collins

As Maine Sen. Susan Collins sat in a room in Washington, D.C., for nearly two hours Thursday afternoon reading confidential testimony compiled by FBI investigators who have spent the past week probing sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, resistance among her constituents states away continued to brew.

The latest notes of opposition arrived in the form of a letter to Collins on Thursday evening from more than 100 current and former law clerks for state and federal judges in Maine. The 115 clerks join the ranks of abortion-rights advocates and sexual assault survivors in calling on Collins to oppose Kavanaugh.

The clerks argue Kavanaugh’s lack of judicial comportment and “belligerent testimony” during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing a week ago should disqualify him from serving on the nation’s highest court, according to the letter.

To read the rest of “As Senate vote looms, Kavanaugh foes in Maine turn up heat on Susan Collins,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Alex Acquisto, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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