Republican Senator Susan Collins delivered a passionate speech Friday, explaining why she will be voting yes to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

“Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30 years. One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom,” Collins said.

Collins mentioned the fact that Democrats pledged to “resist” Trump’s SCOTUS nominee regardless of who he selected.

Further justifying her decision, Collins clarified that she does believe Blasey Ford’s testimony is sincere, but that “the four witnesses she named could not corroborate any of the events.”

During one segment of the speech, Collins addressed the importance of assumption of innocence and slammed allegations brought forward by Democrat lawyer Michael Avenatti’s client that Kavanaugh drugged and gang-raped women in high school.

“…but of the allegation that when he was a teenager, Judge Kavanaugh drugged multiple girls and used their weakened state to facilitate gang rape. This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence,” she attested.

Watch Collins’ comments on the accusation here.

Avenatti responded to the senator, saying, “Susan Collins should be ashamed of herself.”

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin also announced his decision to vote yes on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Liberals are already calling for top Democrats to run against Collins, with Obama-era National Security Advisor Susan Rice reportedly being among the first volunteering to run against her.

The apoplectic response from the left has been predictable.

Watch Collins’ full speech below or click here to read the full transcript:

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