Stephen King Calls Out Susan Collins, His State’s Senator, on Day of Kavanaugh Vote

“Christine” novelist thumps Maine senator as she prepared to cast her vote in favor of Supreme Court nominee

Last Updated: October 6, 2018 @ 2:45 PM

In case there were any doubt, it doesn’t sound like Maine Sen. Susan Collins can count on Stephen King’s vote the next time she’s up for re-election.

As the Senate prepared Saturday to ultimately confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the “Christine” novelist — who has made no secret of his contempt for the Trump administration — took to Twitter on Saturday, to call out Sen. Collins, who represents King’s state of Maine.

“When Al Franken was accused of sexual impropriety, Susan Collins demanded he resign. Without a hearing,” King wrote, referencing the sexual misconduct allegations that prompted him to resign his seat as senator for Minnesota.

“On the unfair way Merrill [sic] Garland was treated, Susan Collins was silent,” King wrote, presumably referring to Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2016 by Barack Obama, and whom the Senate refused to hold a hearing or vote for.

Collins signaled her intention to vote for Kavanaugh, whose nomination was marred by accusations of sexual misconduct, on Friday, and ultimately made good on that with Saturday’s vote.

On Friday, despite Collins’ declaration, King still held out hope that the senator would turn around on the matter, writing, “Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm Kavanaugh, partially because the man who lied repeatedly in his confirmation hearings told her he considered Roe ‘settled law.’ Senator Collins, there is still time to change your mind and do the right thing.”

On Sunday, King weighed in on Kavanaugh’s emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee addressing the accusations against him, the novelist likened Kavanaugh to someone recovering from alcoholism.

“Brett Kavanaugh’s angry performance corresponds closely to what people in AA call a ‘dry drunk,'” King tweeted.

Read King’s tweets below.

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