Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has broken his silence on the newest allegations to surface against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday.
McConnell took to the Senate floor visibly frustrated and called the allegations a “smear” campaign to cause “maximum damage at the last minute” of the nomination. The senator also took out his frustrations directly on Democrats, quoting the reporter of the newest allegations, saying Democrats have been “looking” for a new accuser.
“According to the reporter of this second allegation, the accuser ‘came forward because Senate Democrats began looking,’ and now they are calling for even further delays and further obstruction over a second decades-old allegation that is so thin and so unsupported that the New York Times refused to even run a story about it,” McConnell said.
McConnell cited that The New York Times passed on the story because they could not pin down any witnesses to corroborate the story.
“Oh, but that hasn’t stopped Judiciary Committee Democrats from shoveling it onto their smear campaign and demanding for further delays,” McConnell fumed. “They just wanted it to wind up in the press. Another orchestrated last-minute hit on the nominee.”
“IT’S DESPICABLE.” McConnell is enraged about the Supreme Court nomination battle, calling it “a choreographed smear campaign” designed to inflict “maximum damage at the last minute” upon Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/RdIcKhsj7m
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“Even by the far-left’s standards, this shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low,” McConnell declared. “Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man’s personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated. This is what the so-called ‘Resistance’ has become. A smear campaign, pure and simple. Aided and abetted by members of the United States Senate.”
McConnell finished his full-throated defense of Kavanaugh by promising a vote for the Judge in the near future: “Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor. Up or down. In the near future.”