Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday afternoon that the turmoil surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not stop the Republican Party from cutting through the clutter and doing its job.
“You’ve watched the fight. You’ve watched the tactics. … In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court,” McConnell told a conservative audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington.
He was referring to the sexual assault accusations swirling around President Donald Trump’s pick to head the court. “Don’t get rattled by all of this. We’re gonna plow right through it and do our job.” (RELATED: The Death Threats Mrs. Kavanaugh Is Getting Will Churn Your Stomach)
McConnell went on to praise Kavanaugh as a “stunningly successful individual” and urged them to keep the faith despite allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the district court judge of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s when they were both teenagers. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.
The accusations rocked Washington, D.C., and tossed Trump’s pick into disarray as the midterm elections quickly approach. It’s also taken a toll on Kavanaugh and Ford’s family life. Kavanaugh’s wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh received a battery of death threats in recent days following the allegations. The Ford family has similarly been threatened.