Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only other Republican Senator to oppose a confirmatory vote before election day. Even so, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got enough support from his GOP caucus to see Barrett rise to the seat of the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held Barrett’s confirmatory hearings this week, and the panel is due to vote on her nomination next Thursday. This is intended to confirm the judge in a vote by the entire Senate Chamber before the election.
Trump’s tweet against Collins comes as she’s embroiled in what is probably the toughest political battle of her career. Democratic Maine State House spokeswoman Sara Gideon has launched a well-funded campaign to deny Collins a fifth term in the Senate, leading the incumbent Republican averaging 4.2 percentage points in polls, according to RealClearPolitics.
Gideon and outside political groups have worked to name Collins, who has long been considered one of the most moderate members of the Senate, as the president̵