- The Washington Times
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rep. Eric Swalwell mocked Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday after she revealed her office received “pretty ugly” threats about her vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

He walked backed his insult not long after posting the message. He apologized but said he was “pissed” about how Christine Blasey Ford is being treated.



Mr. Swalwell 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,” Mr. Swalwell wrote in a now deleted tweet. “Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your Senate GOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing.”

“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.

In the same interview with WVOM, Sen. Collins said Ms. Ford should be afforded “any protection that she may ask for for herself and for her family.”

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