The President Obama National Security advisor made a tweet that could be seen as a Rice step off into the world of elected politics…
And she may have a $2 Million pile of money already waiting to fuel a run against Senator Collins…..
Susan Rice on Friday appeared to toy with a possible Senate run against Susan Collins after the Maine Republican announced her support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Rice, who served as President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser responded to a tweet calling on someone to challenge Collins.
Jen Psaki, who served as Obama’s communications director and is now vice president of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, tweeted: “who wants to run for Senate in Maine? there will be an army of supporters with you.”
Eleven minutes later, Rice had a simple response.
Rice later clarified her tweet saying she is “not making any announcements” about a possible campaign run.
“Many thanks for the encourgement [sic]. I’m not making any announcements,” she wrote online. “Like so many Americans, I am deeply disappointed in Senator Collins’ vote for Kavanaugh. Maine and America deserve better.”
Collins, in a more than 40 minute speech on the Senate floor, announced her support for Kavanaugh, where she laid out reasons as to why she believes the judge would be a good fit for the nation’s highest court, as well as outlining inconsistencies with sexual assault allegations against the nominee. Her support for Kavanaugh all but assures his confirmation since she was a key swing vote.
Rice’s grandparents emigrated from Jamaica to Portland. Earlier this year, she received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College, which is located Brunswick, Maine.
Kavanaugh’s opponents have been raising money through a crowdfunding website, Crowdpac, threatening to donate the money to another candidate in an effort to unseat the senator if she voted in his favor…..