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The Downfall of a Reasonable Republican: Why Susan Collins’ Senate Career Was Probably Just Dealt a Fatal Blow

Here’s what Kavanaugh’s day of testimony means for the senator from Maine.

By Alex Henderson / AlterNet

September 28, 2018, 7:48 AM GMT

Sen. Susan Collins might very well remember Thursday, September 27, 2018 as the day in which the final nail was placed in the coffin of her career in the United States Senate.

Collins’ career in the Senate was in trouble long before September 27, when the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Washington, DC in response to the sexual abuse allegations of 51-year-old Christine Blasey Ford—the Palo Alto University psychology professor who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at party back in 1982. The Maine senator is a northeastern Rockefeller Republican, which is an endangered species in the era of the Tea Party and Donald Trump’s presidency. And many Trumpistas are still furious with Collins for helping to save the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a.k.a. Obamacare, by voting against the American Health Care Act—a GOP-sponsored bill that, in 2017, would have overturned the ACA.

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