Susan Collins: It's 'not fair' if Christine Blasey Ford doesn't testify


BANGOR — Maine’s Republican senator says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford should testify, and added that she’s “saddened” by the threats Ford has received.

Sen. Susan Collins made the comments on WVOM-FM radio on Wednesday. Collins, a GOP moderate, is considered a critical swing vote in Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Collins says Ford has made “very serious allegations” about Kavanaugh and it’s “not fair” if she refuses to testify. Ford has claimed that Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were both teenagers.

Collins also told WVOM it’s “just wrong” that Ford and her family have been subjected to threats. She said her own office and staff have received threatening voicemails as well.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins