Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a key swing vote Republicans need to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, indicated to CNN after leaving a briefing on the FBI report that was turned over to the Senate overnight that she thought the report was “thorough.”
“It appears to be a very thorough investigation,” she told CNN, but she did not say how she planned to vote on the confirmation of Kavanaugh, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to happen by the end of the week.
Collins also told CNN that she had not yet read the full report, but planned to later Thursday.
Collins’ comments on Thursday morning hold a considerable amount of weight, given her status as one of a select group of Republicans and at-risk Democrats who have been waffling on how they’ll vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
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