Republicans look at Collins vote with admiration, I look at it with her self preservation trait coming out strongly.
Merrick Garland concurring with most of Kavanaugh's rulings, proves how partisan the Republicans are. McConnell kept the Senate from a vote, even though there almost a year left in President Obama's term. It's telling to me that it wasn't Garland's lack of qualifications but that President Obama nominated him.
As for Schumer and Feinstein being able to secure 48 of the 49 Democrat/Independent votes that's what they are suppose to do. Didn't McConnell do the same thing on the Republican side? Only Murkowski voted No then Present while only Machin defected to the Republican side. Machin's vote didn't mean anything since Collins vote meant that the Democrats could only get a 50-50 vote at best . If hat happened Pence would have cast the deciding vote.
Collins speech will be used against her in 2020, Over $2 million has already been donated to a campaign fund for whomever is her opponent. Hillary was leading in them until Comey release his memo. That's history and is meaningless now.