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Sen. Susan Collins Just Punched Her Ticket To Hell

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The fix is in, folks. Republicans are engaged in a blatant cover-up in order to get Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) appears to be part of the fix.

This article was first published on PoliticalDig.com.

Despite admitting to CNN she still has not read the full report, Sen. Collins —who remains a potentially crucial swing vote in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh— emerged from a briefing on Thursday morning and said a report by the FBI on the allegations against the nominee appeared to her the result of a “very thorough investigation.”

Collins’ comments were met with immediate incredulity, especially as the scope of the probe has now been established as objectively limited in scope given that neither Dr. Christine Blasey Ford nor Kavanaugh himself were interviewed by agents.

Of those who understand the underlying reality of her entire political career—one in which she only takes a principled stance against her party when its clear the Republicans can afford to lose her vote—few were surprised by Collins’ indication that she is moving towards a vote to confirm.

As noted by Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of Talking Points Memo, Collins’ reaction only confirms what many believed was true from that start: that the FBI probe—constrained from the start by Republicans in the Senate and the White House—was nothing but an orchestrated “whitewash” to give fence-sitting lawmakers the cover they needed to ultimately vote “yes” on Kavanaugh.

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Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Dumps 56,000 Pounds Of Milk Because ‘No One’s Buying It’

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The coronavirus pandemic has dried up the marketplace for dairy products as restaurants, schools and businesses in food service have been closed. Now, dairy farmers are flushing away milk because no one is buying.

Mark Mueller, a Wisconsin dairy farmer said he dumped 56,000 pounds of milk on Friday, blaming restaurant closures because there was no place for him to haul his product.

The milk harvested from the nearly 1,000 cows will rot, Mueller told WFRV.

Mueller said he’s worried the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing dairy farmers from getting their milk to the market.

“It’s really depressing,” said Mueller. “It’s like all your hard work just running down the drain.”

Another farmer, Farmer Ryan Elbe, said his dairy farm is dumping about 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) a day.

“We thought this would never happen,” Elbe said. “Everybody’s rushing to the grocery store to get food, and we have food that’s literally being dumped down the drain.”

CBS12 reported that Elbe’s cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, has agreed to pay them for milk that’s being dumped.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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