GOP Sen. Susan Collins claims Kavanaugh isn't even that conservative

Susan Collins.
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In a lengthy Friday speech announcing her support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) sought to downplay the notion that he would skew particularly conservative on the bench.

"That Judge Kavanaugh is more of a centrist than some of his critics maintain is reflected in the fact that he and Chief Judge Merrick Garland voted the same way in 93 percent of the cases that they heard together," she said, referring to former President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, whom Senate Republicans refused to hear in 2016.

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