Senator Collins is calling the police about an abortion rights letter written outside her home in Maine

Collins, a moderate, has come under particular scrutiny — and outrage — for her vote to confirm several Supreme Court justices who appear willing to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The message, which read “Miners Want WHPA – → Vote Yes, Clean Up Your Mess,” was written in chalk and appeared on the sidewalk. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which Collins voted against Sending it to the Senate floor in February, it would codify the right to abortion into law nationwide and ban restrictions on abortion access.
Senate expected to vote to introduce a copy of the bill on Wednesday, a move likely to fail amid Republican opposition. Collins, who has She submitted her own bill With fellow Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to legalize Roe v. Wade’s abortion rights, he argued that Democrats’ scale is too broad.
Wade Peters, a spokesperson for the Bangor Police Department, told Bangor Daily News That the pier message “does not pose an overt threat”. Collins’ office also said that because the senator periodically received threatening letters and phone calls, “the Capitol Police have advised us to notify the local police department when there is activity directed at them around her home.”

Collins issued a statement to the Bangor Daily News, saying she is “grateful to the Bangor Police officers and City Public Works Officer who responded to the defacement of public property in front of our house.”

Abortion rights activists and liberals criticized Collins, who voted to confirm judges Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court—both joined three other conservative justices in the U.S Leaked opinion draft This would turn Roe into Wade.
Last week, Collins call The draft opinion is “completely inconsistent” with what Gorchuk and Kavanaugh have said “in their hearings and in our meetings in my office,” though they noted in a statement, “We will not know each judge’s decision and reasoning until the Supreme Court formally announces.” her opinion in this case.

When asked if Kavanaugh misled her, Collins told CNN, “My statement speaks for itself.”

Correction: This story has been updated to identify Wade Peters as a spokesperson for the Bangor Police Department.