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Senator Collins says she doesn't believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Christine Blasey Ford

FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at her office, before a private meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

PORTLAND, Maine (WGME) - Senator Susan Collins, who cast a decisive vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court over the weekend, said in an interview with 60 Minutes that she does not believe he sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Collins said if she believed Judge Kavanaugh did assault Dr. Ford, she never would have voted for him.

"I would never vote for someone who had committed sexual assault or had lied about sexual assault. That's not a hard call for me. I would have voted no if I disbelieved Judge Kavanaugh, but given his denials and the lack of evidence that this happened, I just did not think that it was fair to ruin the life of this distinguished judge and his family over allegations that cannot be proven,” Collins said

Senator Collins told CBS 13 the efforts to crowdfund for whoever decides to run against her based on her Kavanaugh vote violates bribery laws.

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