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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:47 AM

Collins to announce her voting intention at 3pm today from Senate floor

https://www.newscentermaine.com/mobile/article/news/local/sen-susan-collins-will-announce-her-vote-on-kavanaugh-today/97-601146413

Not sure what to make of this, I really didn't expect her to hint at anything before the vote. Perhaps her principles won out and she is making a speech to push the other fence sitters to vote No?

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Reply Collins to announce her voting intention at 3pm today from Senate floor (Original post)
Amishman Oct 2018 OP
bearsfootball516 Oct 2018 #1
irresistable Oct 2018 #2
standingtall Oct 2018 #3
still_one Oct 2018 #4
Marengo Oct 2018 #5
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #6
Amishman Oct 2018 #8
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #10
LAS14 Oct 2018 #17
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #19
BeyondGeography Oct 2018 #7
Freestate_MD Oct 2018 #12
W_HAMILTON Oct 2018 #9
Dennis Donovan Oct 2018 #11
Amishman Oct 2018 #13
leftynyc Oct 2018 #14
dalton99a Oct 2018 #15
leftynyc Oct 2018 #18
Jersey Devil Oct 2018 #20
Cousin Dupree Oct 2018 #16

Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:47 AM

1. I'll be stunned if she says she isn't.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:48 AM

2. It certainly means that she will vote yes on cloture

 

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:48 AM

3. Pretty sure she will vote to confirm the guy

after her and Flake came out and said the FBI report was thorough which is a lie.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:51 AM

4. wow, the DIVA is going to honor us with her graces. This isn't rocket science, so it is all a

political calculation for her

Regardless of how she votes, I hope the people of Maine throw her out of office and elect a Democrat




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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:52 AM

5. I think she will vote no

 

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:57 AM

6. I thought they were voting this morning.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:02 AM

8. That vote is cloture, not the final vote

Cloture is widely expected to pass as it just schedules and sets the timing for the final vote

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Response to Amishman (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:06 AM

10. I understand that, but I figure her intentions will be made known this morning.

Collins could vote yes this morning and vote no tomorrow or whenever they have the final vote, but that seems highly unlikely.

If they don't get 50 votes this morning, it's all over. 3 of the 4 undecideds have the power to put an end to this nightmare. Another 30 hours of debate won't change any minds.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:42 AM

17. It's very common for senators to vote yes on cloture and no...

... on the main vote. All they're doing with a cloture 'yes,' is saying, "OK, let's debate this for 30 hours." If they didn't vote yes, they'd not have a chance to make their speeches.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 11:23 AM

19. In this particular case, it doesn't make any sense in my opinion.

But I guess egos gotta ego.

As if this nominee hasn't been debated nonstop for weeks already.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:01 AM

7. I'll be watching Sunset Boulevard

Susan's still big. It's the Senate that got small.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:19 AM

12. Bravo!

 

Thanks, BeyondGeography, I needed that.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:04 AM

9. I doubt she would give a speech just to vote no.

She probably is giving a CYA speech to try and sound conflicted so that voters won't punish her in 2020 for her vote -- it won't help. I'm donating to that campaign to help out her opponent the second I hear her say that she will be voting in favor of Kavanaugh.

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:12 AM

11. According to this op, she's voting yes

www.democraticunderground.com/100211236671

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:21 AM

13. That post referenced CNN, with reported she is a Yes on cloture

Her final vote will remain a mystery until 3

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

14. Drama queen

 

She'll take to the floor to announce how she agonized over this decision, took days to look over all the evidence and then she'll vote in the slovenly drunk who is a likely sexual predator.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:25 AM

15. Yep. Same old schtick with Obamacare, the tax scam, and everything else

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 11:21 AM

18. Not sure who she thinks she's fooling n/t

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 11:55 AM

20. Hmm? She voted "no" on appealing Obamacare along with Murkowski and McCain

Let's hope it's the "same old schtick".

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Response to Amishman (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 10:36 AM

16. Jeezus Susan, why the drama? Get on with it.

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