President Donald Trump on Friday attacked Maine Sen. Susan Collins over her stated opposition to Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, lashing out at one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans less than three weeks from Election Day.
Despite the president’s assertion, Collins’ opposition to Barrett’s nomination and likely confirmation is more than a rumor. In fact, the senator argued last month that the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by whoever wins the presidency on Nov. 3.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was the only other Republican senator to oppose moving forward with a confirmation vote before Election Day. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has nonetheless secured enough support from his GOP caucus to see that Barrett ascends to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.