Left-wing activists across the country have raised a considerable amount of money in an effort to bribe Maine Senator Susan Collins to vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh,” Senator Collins told Newsmax. “If I vote against him, the money is refunded to the donors. If I vote for him, the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race.”
The groups in charge of collecting the donations are called the Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership. A joint operation by two groups, it has attracted national attention from progressive leaders across the country, including gun control activist David Hogg. So far, the fundraising has exceeded $1.0 million dollars, with a goal of $1.3 million.
If Collins votes no to the confirmation of Kavanaugh, the money gets returned to the donors. If she votes yes, however, the money will go toward fundraising her future opponent’s Senate bid.
“This effort will not influence my vote at all,” Collins assured. “I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge’s opponents have stooped.”