Activists Blame ‘White Women’ After Susan Collins Says She’ll Vote for Kavanaugh

Sen. Susan Collins made it official on Friday, saying toward the end of a lengthy speech on the Senate floor that she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

“I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” she said offering a robust (and nearly hour-long) defense of his personal and professional record.

The decision was a blow to #MeToo activists hoping that Collins would provide a critical vote against Kavanaugh. On Twitter many complained bitterly about Collins and other “white women” in the Republican Senate caucus, who they accused of selling them out.

“The way white women accept to be used as pawns by a party that consistently strips their rights and minorities’ rights away cannot be overstated,” said Vox host Liz Plank.

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The way white women accept to be used as pawns by a party that consistently strips their rights and minorities’ rights away cannot be overstated. pic.twitter.com/V2qCpee1Ug

— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) October 5, 2018

Susan Collins was always the 53% of white women. She always will be.

This is how white supremacy works.

— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) October 5, 2018

another day, another reminder that white women will happily benefit from the activism of black women only to turn around and back the white patriarchy pretty much every time

— Claire Fallon (@ClaireEFallon) October 5, 2018

Susan Collins voting for Kavanaugh is the perfect snapshot of white women bringing Trump and his administration over the finish line.

— Jessica Mason Pieklo (@Hegemommy) October 5, 2018

A good time to remind y’all that 53% of white women voted for Trump

— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) October 5, 2018

White Women. https://t.co/kxP1tx04ut

— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) October 5, 2018

White women suck. pic.twitter.com/DVATWRp5oW

— Molly JongFast (@MollyJongFast) October 5, 2018

The decision from Collins all but assures that Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court by what is expected to be a razor thin 51-49 margin. The vote is expected to run almost totally along party lines, with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin defecting from his party by also saying he would vote “yes” on Kavanaugh while Republican Lisa Murkowski split from her side as well by announcing she would vote “no.”

Kavanaugh has denied every accusations leveled against him, testifying under oath last month that he had never committed any act of sexual misconduct toward anyone.

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Sen. Susan Collins made it official on Friday, saying toward the end of a lengthy speech on the Senate floor that she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

“I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” she said offering a robust (and nearly hour-long) defense of his personal and professional record.

The decision was a blow to #MeToo activists hoping that Collins would provide a critical vote against Kavanaugh. On Twitter many complained bitterly about Collins and other “white women” in the Republican Senate caucus, who they accused of selling them out.

“The way white women accept to be used as pawns by a party that consistently strips their rights and minorities’ rights away cannot be overstated,” said Vox host Liz Plank.

The decision from Collins all but assures that Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court by what is expected to be a razor thin 51-49 margin. The vote is expected to run almost totally along party lines, with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin defecting from his party by also saying he would vote “yes” on Kavanaugh while Republican Lisa Murkowski split from her side as well by announcing she would vote “no.”

Kavanaugh has denied every accusations leveled against him, testifying under oath last month that he had never committed any act of sexual misconduct toward anyone.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Hollywood Slams Susan Collins' Yes on Kavanaugh: 'I Can't Watch This Anymore'

Lady Gaga Calls Kavanaugh Debate 'One of the Most Upsetting Things I Have Ever Witnessed' (Videos)

Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld Compares Brett Kavanaugh Treatment to Jesus' Crucifixion (Video)

Colbert Slams FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation: 'I've Had More Thorough Investigations to Find My AirPods' (Video)