This is the “public defacement” of a public sidewalk that Senator Susan Collins thought was worth calling the police for.
Sidewalk chalk. In pastel colors. And she CALLED THE POLICE. pic.twitter.com/bMIGWPDJLp
— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) May 10, 2022
Sen. Susan Collins called 9-1-1 over the weekend after she felt threatened when someone wrote an abortion rights message on the sidewalk in front of her house.
The scary message read “Susie, please, Mainers want WHPA —> vote yes, clean up your mess” and was written in red, white, and blue sidewalk chalk outside of the Republican senator’s home in Maine.
The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which Collins voted against sending to the Senate floor in February, would codify the right to abortion into law nationwide and ban restrictions on abortion access.
The Senate is expected to vote to advance a version of the bill on Wednesday, a move that is likely to fail amid Republican opposition. Collins, who has introduced her own bill with fellow Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to codify abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade, has argued that the Democrats’ measure is too broad.
Collins, who supported the confirmations of Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, has come under fire after a leaked majority opinion draft showed they both signed onto overturning Roe v. Wade.
She called the leaked draft “completely inconsistent” with what both men “said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office,” though she also noted that “we won’t know each Justice’s decision and reasoning until the Supreme Court officially announces its opinion in this case.”
After Collins’ phoned local police about the alarming message written outside of her home, the Department of Public Works was immediately sent out to wash it away with soap and water and peace was quickly restored.
“We are grateful to the Bangor police officers and the City public works employee who responded to the defacement of public property in front of our home,” she said afterward.
Here’s what Twitter has to say about the whole thing…
Am I the only one who wishes Susan Collins were as upset about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade as she is about sidewalk chalk?
— Jo ? (@JoJoFromJerz) May 10, 2022
Susan Collins when someone applies chalk to a sidewalk nearby her residence pic.twitter.com/CkS4hotZ9L
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 10, 2022
GOP: Women in most states will be forced to give birth, even in cases of rape, incest or grievous threat to the mother’s health.
“Pro-choice” Susan Collins: Hey, there’s chalk on my driveway!
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) May 10, 2022
Susan Collins will vote today against codifying Roe v. Wade, but will support legislation to ban chalk-drawing on sidewalks.
— Charles Campisi (@1813Doncarlo) May 11, 2022
Susan Collins, who was shaken and fearful of a chalk message on a sidewalk, is going to vote in favor of mandating forced birth for children who survive rape.
Forcing. Children. To. Birth. Their. Rapist’s. Baby.
This is who the Republicans are.
— ?????ia??? (@mommamia1217) May 11, 2022
Half the sky is about an inch from the ground so naturally Susan Collins called 911 on the chalk.
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) May 10, 2022
Chalkgate continues, will Susan Collins be concerned and how concerned will she be? https://t.co/32HvHmVXZg
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 11, 2022
Father Pence spent hours hiding on a loading dock at the Capitol, refusing to go with the Secret Service, while ‘tourists’ built gallows.
Susan Collins hid in her ‘safe room’, calling SWAT because someone wrote s polite message on the sidewalk with chalk.
— Hoodlum ?? (@NotHoodlum) May 11, 2022
Susan Collins has taken more action on chalk on her street than women’s rights.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 10, 2022
Susan Collins called the cops? ?
I’m sure we can chalk that up to a misunderstanding.
— The Liberal Poet ? (@TheLiberalPoet) May 11, 2022
Can we all please stop playing the charade that Susan Collins supports abortion rights?
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) May 10, 2022
SCOOP: My sources in Senator Susan Collins’s office tell me that since suffering the chalk outline attack the Senator has crafted new legislation to ban teaching Critical Trace Theory in pre-schools nationwide—a devastating blow to the Big Chalk and Hopscotch industries.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) May 11, 2022
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 11, 2022
Susan Collins demanding a wall along the entire northern border to stop Canadians from smuggling in weaponized sidewalk chalk.
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) May 10, 2022
If people aren't mockingly waving chalk at Susan Collins everywhere she goes for the rest of her life I will be disappointed.
— FreshMouthHat (@Popehat) May 10, 2022