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PoliticsKey GOP Senator Who Provided 50th Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh 'Not Prepared' to Support Donald Trump in 2020

18:22  30 january  2019
18:22  30 january  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Key GOP Senator Who Provided 50th Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh 'Not Prepared' to Support Donald Trump in 2020© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Susan Collins talks to reporters at the Capitol on Sept. 24, 2018. Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in an interview with PBS Newshour declined to say whether she would be backing President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Collins told host Judy Woodruff she was going to wait “to see what happens” between now and 2020 before declaring her endorsement for a candidate.

“I’m really focused on my own campaign for 2020, and I really haven’t focused on the presidential campaign,” Collins said.

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“I'm not prepared at this point to make that decision,” Collins said, when asked if she would back Trump.

“I don’t know, I’m going to have to see what happens between now and then and look at what his record is,” Collins said. "I can’t imagine that I would endorse any of the Democrats who are running right now but I’m going to focus on 2020 in 2020.”

It's not the first time Collins has declined to say if she will endorse the president during his 2020 election bid. In a CNN interview in December, she said that she saw "nothing wrong" with primary challengers to Trump in 2020.

When asked if she would endorse the president, she told host Jake Tapper, "I'm going to talk about 2020 in 2020. That is a lifetime in politics."

Collins in October cast a ballot to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court judge, in a controversial 50-48 vote that followed Senate testimony from former Kavanaugh high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged he had sexually assaulted her.

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The senator had previously broken with party colleagues over issues including gun control and abortion rights, and has refused to back attempts to repeal President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

The Kavanaugh vote helped to place Collins at the top of a list of lawmakers Democrats are determined to unseat in 2020, with half a dozen potential Democratic challengers able to draw on a $4 million war chest, Politico reported in October.

Among those who have declared interest in replacing Collins is Susan Rice, a former national security adviser to Obama.

“She's proving herself to be a very different kind of politician during at least the past two years,” Sara Gideon, Democratic speaker of the state House in Maine, told Politico.

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