WASHINGTON -- Maine Republican Susan Collins added her name to the very short list of GOP senators who have thus far endorsed the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court.
The Maine lawmaker said in a statement that Kagan has "the intellect, experience, temperament and integrity" to serve honorably on the high court, the Associated Press reported this afternoon.
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the first to get behind Kagan, voting in her favor as she won Judiciary Committee approval Tuesday. Richard Lugar of Indiana followed suit the next day.
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