The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has exposed the level to which some people in this society will stoop to attack someone with whom they disagree. Honor is rarely seen in these types of tribal wars, which is when true character comes to light.

Unlike her counterparts, Sen. Susan Collins took a bipartisan approach to the situation, not letting party lines obstruct the truth of the situation.

Through the hearings, tensions were high as it came down to a few individual votes on whether Kavanaugh would be confirmed. Pressure from the media did not make that time any easier, as facts and feelings were muddled. It was up to individual senators to reason through the information and determine the course they would take.

Today, I am proud to be a Mainer. Sen. Collins was a strong proponent for hearing both sides, evaluating the testimonies and coming to a decision. Her firm defense of due process and rule of law made the state of Maine proud. It is reassuring to know that Maine has a politician who stands for justice.

Dale Crafts, Lewiston


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