Following a statement made by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on the Supreme Court, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:
“Susan Collins is simply out of touch with grassroots conservative activists. No hearings, no votes. It’s that simple. Conservatives and Republicans want senators to stand up to President Obama, not cave to every one of his demands. Unfortunately, Collins is, yet again, playing right into the hands of the Obama White House.”
“We just can’t trust Susan Collins’ judgment. Her votes to confirm President Obama’s previous two radical leftist Supreme Court nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, have proved that before, and she’s proving it once again by helping him get a third."
As of noon on April 5, FreedomWorks’ grassroots activists sent more than 1.44 million messages to Senate Republicans, urging them not to hold hearings or votes on any Obama nominee to the Supreme Court. Of the 1.44 million messages, 48,936 were sent to Collins.