Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Thursday his party was prepared to move forward on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court; setting the stage for a potential vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend.
McConnell, Flake, Collins and other GOP senators weighed-in on Kavanaugh’s stalled process hours after the FBI released its seventh background check on the potential Justice; saying there was no additional “corroborating evidence” to support Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has already started a process that will produce a crucial test vote in his polarized chamber Friday on Kavanaugh’s fate. Should Republicans get the majority of votes they need — and Vice President Mike Pence is available to cast the tie-breaker, if necessary — that would set up a decisive roll call on his confirmation, likely over the weekend,” writes the Associated Press.
Senate Democrats slammed the recently released FBI report Thursday morning, calling the document “incomplete” and “very limited” in its scope and findings.
Read the full story at the AP.
MITCH SPEAKS: McConnell Mocks NY Times Over Kavanaugh ‘Ice Throwing Bombshell’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unloaded on the New York Times Tuesday over their recent “bombshell” that detailed an incident involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh throwing ice in a bar “in the mid 1980s.”
McConnell was speaking from the Senate Floor this week when he called-out the national newspaper over its coverage of the potential Supreme Court Justice.
LOL: Mitch McConnell gets SAVAGE:
"Last night the New York Times unleashed this major story. Get this! Judge Kavanaugh may have been accused of throwing some ice across a college bar in the mid 1980s. Talk about a bombshell!" pic.twitter.com/9NbiEdYNOg
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 2, 2018
“Last night the New York Times unleashed this major story. Get this! Judge Kavanaugh may have been accused of throwing some ice across a college bar in the mid 1980s. Talk about a bombshell!” mocked McConnell.
Watch McConnell’s speech above.
McCONNELL: Trump’s Presidency Has Been ‘My Best Years in the Senate’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly praised President Trump Friday, saying Trump’s tenure in office has been the best “year-and-a half in my time in the Senate” from his entire 34-year career.
McConnell was speaking at Value Voter summit in the nation’s capital when he thanked President Trump for moving the country in the right direction.
“I’m now in the 34th year in the Senate, hard to believe,” McConnell said. “This has been, if you want America to be a right of center nation, this last year-and-a-half has been the best year-and-a-half in my time in the Senate.”
“And, the reason you should know that, is look how angry the Left is. The angrier they get, the better we are doing,” he added.
“You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics,” McConnell said. “But here is what I want to tell you, in the very near future Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court.”