Susan Collins & Brett Kavanaugh — Woman Is Arrested for Threatening Letter to Senator


Senator Susan Collins (R, Maine) talks with reporters after announcing that she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 5, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

A Maine woman was arrested Friday and is facing federal charges for allegedly mailing a threatening letter to Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) just days after she voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court and reviewed by the Associated Press says that Suzanne Muscara, a 37-year-old Burlington native, sent a starch to Collins’s husband along with a letter that she said was covered in “ricin residue.”

The letter, which was delivered to the Collins’s home in Bangor, accused the Maine lawmaker of having “betrayed the people of Maine.” It was sent shortly after Collins voted to confirm Kavanaugh despite dramatic opposition by activists and Congressional Democrats convinced of the sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

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