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McConnell’s Proudest Moment? Getting Kavanaugh Confirmed

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told “Fox News Sunday” that he is extremely proud of seeing Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court.

When asked if it was his “proudest accomplishment,” McConnell responded, “I think so.”

“I think the most important thing the Senate is involved in is the personnel business. The House is not in the personnel business,” McConnell said. (RELATED: Mitch McConnell Gets Emotional : ‘We Owe It To The American People Not To Be Intimidated’)

“The most important are the lifetime appointments to the courts, and we’ve prioritized handling President Trump’s outstanding nominations for the Supreme Court,” he told Fox News.

When asked how he reacted to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon praising McConnell’s “strong leadership,” the senator called it “almost an out of body experience.”

When asked about the political fallout of confirming Kavanaugh with only one Democratic senator joining the Republicans, McConnell assured viewers that bipartisan work will continue.

”The Senate’s not broken,” he said.

McConnell said he agrees with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that the past few weeks have been “a low point in the Senate,” but says “I disagree with him about who caused the low point.”

“We stood up to the mob,” McConnell told Fox News.

Under McConnell’s leadership, two Supreme Courts justices have been confirmed as well as 26 circuit judges since Trump became president.

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