Senator Collins Can Keep Her Honorary Degree

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

If she wants it. “The alma mater of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it has no plans to rescind an honorary degree it awarded the Maine Republican despite requests from alumni and faculty,” the Associated Press reported. “Hundreds of St. Lawrence University alumni who opposed the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh signed a letter to the university calling for the revocation, stating that Collins is ‘not deserving of it in the face of her recent actions.'”

“Collins cast a critical vote to confirm Kavanaugh.” The university has never revoked an honorary degree. Senator Collings received an actual degree from St. Lawrence in the 1970s.