PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A spokesman for Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins says that Supreme Court Justice Bret Cavanaugh's newly discovered sexual misconduct adds nothing new to what has already been reported.
Maine House speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat who hopes to overthrow Collins next year, says she is "tired of hoping Susan Collins does the right thing."
Collins voted in favor of Cavanaugh's confirmation last October.
The new disclosure was published in the News Analysis section of The New York Times Opinion Week. It was later updated to note that the alleged victim had not spoken to the authors and told friends that she did not remember the incident.
Collins spokesman, Annie Clark, said Monday night that the new allegation was "an accusation missing from the prosecutor." "