Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and her staffer have been the subject of taunts and violent threats over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to the In an article under the anodyne headline, “Interest Groups Turn Up Pressure on Senators Before Kavanaugh Vote," the liberal NY Times buried the meat of the story under no less than ten paragraphs.According to the report, the so-called "interest groups" are violent "Resistance" leftists, and the "pressure on senators" is "vulgar language" and threats of rape in the hope of intimidating Collins to vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation
Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Ms. Collins, provided The New York Times with copies of a letter and multiple voice mail messages addressed to the senator using vulgar language and outright threats.”An example of one of the threats is a “caller [who] told a 25-year-old female staff member at one of Ms. Collins’s Maine offices that he hoped she would be raped and impregnated.”
According to Breitbart, Collins has also had some 3,000 coat hangers mailed to her office (a reference to the back alley abortion).
Protesters have shown up at Collins’ private home in Bangor.“A group of men and women, some garbed in red robes and white bonnets — an allusion to The Handmaid’s Tale, the Margaret Atwood book and television series — demonstrated outside the senator’s home in Bangor over the weekend,” the Times reports.According to Collins, she is also facing a form of blackmail from a left-wing activist who raised $1 million in a crowdfunding campaign.If Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh, the activist is threatening to release the money to whoever challenges Collins in 2020.“This quid pro quo fund-raising campaign appears to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me,” Collins said in an emailed statement to the Times.“Attempts at bribery or extortion will not influence my vote at all.”
The Times did not report any similar behavior from anyone on the right who is hoping to affect Collins final decision on Kavanaugh.This story is just one more example of the increase in violence and threats people on the political right have faced over the last couple of years.Unfortunately, as the left and their allies in the establishment media have amped up their hate-rhetoric against Trump and his supporters over the last week, the violence has noticeably escalated.On top of this particular rape threat, a Trump event in DC was threatened with a mass shooting on the same day the far-left Washington Post published Joe Scarborough’s op-ed declaring Trump worse than the 9/11 terrorists.Last week, just hours after NBC’s Chuck Todd compared Fox News to segregationists, a man intentionally plowed his car into a FOX studio in Dallas.
Over the weekend, a GOP congressional candidate was attacked with a switchblade, a conservative columnist was forced into hiding over death and rape threats, and a GOP campaign office in Laramie, Wyoming, was hit with an arson attack.The establishment media have not only ignored or downplayed (as we see here) these harrowing stories, the establishment media has been every bit as irresponsible and inflammatory with its rhetoric as any extreme member of the #Resistance.