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GOP senators slam activists protesting Collins ahead of Kavanaugh vote

Washington (CNN)A group of Republican senators are defending their GOP colleague Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday from liberal protesters pushing the the Maine senator to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber, described the protesters' actions as "false, nasty, vulgar, personal, uncivil verbal abuse of an honorable and diligent public servant like Senator Collins."Collins is facing a crowdfunding campaign from liberal activists who threaten to support her opponent in a future Senate re-election if she votes yes for Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice.Collins told The Wall Street Journal in an editorial published Tuesday that the attacks, which includes phone ...