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A notorious Obama admin figure might challenge Susan Collins over Kavanaugh

Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) was immediately challenged by a former Obama administration official who was upset over the announcement that she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

After a stunning announcement from Senator Susan Collins (R-Mass.) Friday that she would vote in favor of confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a notorious figure from the Obama administration hinted that she might challenge her senate seat.

Former State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki in the Obama administration asked for volunteers to challenge Collins for announcing her vote for Kavanaugh.

"[W]ho wants to run for Senate in Maine?" Psaki tweeted, "there will be an army of supporters with you."

"Me," was the simple response from Susan Rice, the former national security advisor in the Obama administration.

Rice was embroiled in the scandal around the accusation from President Donald Trump that the Obama administration had "wire tapped" him during the 2016 election campaign.

Rice denied any involvement in politically motivated government surveillance of Trump campaign figures, but later admitted that there had been incidental collection of information from Trump aides. She claimed that the occurrences of collection happened in the regular course of surveilling other targets.

She was also highly criticized by many on the right for pushing the narrative that a 2012 terror attack on a U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was inspired by an offensive YouTube video.

After many jumped on the one word tweet, Rice said she wasn't making any announcements yet.

"Many thanks for the encourgement," she tweeted. "I’m not making any announcements."

"Like so many Americans, I am deeply disappointed in Senator Collins’ vote for Kavanaugh. Maine and America deserve better," she concluded.

Here's the latest in the Kavanaugh confirmation conflagration:

One last thing…
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