On Monday, Fox News reported that a suspicious letter sent to the home of Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) had occasioned the need for a hazmat team to investigate.
NEW - Bangor Police Dept, Fire Dept, local hazmat team is investigating a supicious letter at the home of @SenatorCollins in Maine. FBI is aware. Bangor PD is leading the investigation. Criminal Investigation Division is on the scene. Investigation is ongoing.— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) October 15, 2018
Collins engendered the ire of leftists when she voted for the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court; her vote was considered the most crucial vote in the senate, which narrowly passed the confirmation 50-48. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) noted on Twitter that Collins had been viciously targeted:
Most will never know the full extent of the efforts to intimidate & threaten @SenatorCollins on the #Kavanaugh vote. I am not talking about political pressure or people screaming at her in an elevator. I am talking about vicious, vile & dangerous actions. She is legit. https://t.co/XVYQ4pDvg6— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 5, 2018
It is unclear what the suspicious letter contained but it is being investigated as a credible threat.
Collins’ announcement that she was voting for Kavanaugh allowed enough wiggle room so that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) could vote for him without becoming the swing vote; within minutes of Collins’ announcement, Manchin came forward to vote for Kavanaugh.