Collins’ husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

Associated Press

Bangor, Maine – The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Thomas Daffron told WABI-TV on Tuesday that the writer claimed the letter was tainted with ricin residue. He and Collins were allowed to stay home after preliminary tests indicated there was no public threat.

Collins and her staff have been subjected to threats over her decision to back Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Collins tells WABI she is not going to live her life any differently and will not be intimidated or live in fear.

She says she first learned of the letter in photos sent from her husband. Her husband and their Labrador retriever, Pepper, were both quarantined for a time.