Rep. Eric Swalwell brushes off threats to Sen. Collins’ staff: ‘Boo hoo hoo’
Rep. Eric Swalwell mocked Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins after she revealed her office received “pretty ugly” threats about her vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The three-term California Democrat dismissed Ms. Collins’s concerns on Twitter arguing it was nothing compared to threats sent to Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator who police will protect. A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in her home tonight because of threats. Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your @SenateGOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing. https://t.co/bnhtkM9HGy Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018
“My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, terrible things said to my staff,” Ms. Collins said during an interview with WVOM.
Ms. Collins, a key vote on the nomination decision, has voiced her concern about Ms. Ford’s allegations.
I hope that Dr. Ford will reconsider and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. It is my understanding that the Committee has offered to hold either a public or a private session, whichever would make her more comfortable. Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) September 19, 2018