President Donald Trump’s controversial nomination for a lifetime seat on the United States Supreme Court could end the political career of Maine’s Republican senator, Susan Collins.
Collins, who has branded herself as pro-choice, has been heavily criticized for backing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the high court.<>
Bestselling author Stephen King, who lives in Maine, slammed the conservative lawmaker for supporting President Donald Trump’s nominee.
“If Susan Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh, and if she runs for re-election — two bigs ifs — she will be defeated,” King tweeted on Saturday.
“It would be unwise for anyone to mistake how angry most Americans are at the way this is being railroaded through,” he added.
King, whose 58 novels have sold more than 350 million copies, was born in Portland, Maine and attended the University of Maine. King currently lives in Bangor.
This was not King’s first time pressuring his senator on a confirmation vote.
In January of 2017, King asked his Twitter followers to “Please ask Susan Collins, a sane Republican senator, to vote against the totally unqualified Betsy DeVos.”
A week later, following the vote, King praised Sen. Collins.
“Thanks to Susan Collins for saying ‘no’ on Betsy DeVos. Notice that it’s possible to be a good Republican and still say no to Donald Trump,” King argued.