Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) went into full conspiracy and whine mode on the Senate floor over Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court nomination hanging on the brink of failure.
McConnell whined that poor alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh is being destroyed:
Democrats have signaled for months they’d put on whatever performance the far-left special interests demanded and throw all the mud they could manufacture. Well, it’s not like they didn’t warn us. But even by the far left’s standards, this shameful smear campaign has hit a new low. I’ll get into the specifics in just a moment. But I want to be perfectly clear about what has taken place.
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. That is where we are. 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 tried to defend the lack of a serious investigation into the sexual assault allegations, “As soon as Chairman Grassley learned about this allegation, he handled it through proper channels. He immediately began gathering the facts. His office promptly conducted a transcribed interview of Judge Kavanaugh — in which, under penalty of felony, he unequivocally denied the last-minute allegation. And the office received statements from all the other supposed witnesses that either directly contradicted the story or denied knowing anything about it. What’s more, Chairman Grassley ensured that Dr. Ford could be heard in a forum of her choosing — either here or in California; either in public or in private; either with the staff or with the Members. He has gone above and beyond to accommodate her requests. Thanks to him, we have a fair and open hearing scheduled for Thursday. Dr. Ford will be able to state her allegation under oath, and Judge Kavanaugh will be able to respond.”
Mitch McConnell Was In Scramble Mode
The purpose of McConnell’s whiny rant was to whip up Republican support for Kavanaugh, which according to the current polling doesn’t exist. Republican voters are asleep right now. They are living in a Trump fantasy where think that Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed and the election is going to be fine because the blue wave is “fake news.”
Mitch McConnell is trying to save Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination.
That is what his tall partisan tale on the Senate floor was all about.
Brett Kavanaugh is sinking fast, and Mitch McConnell is trying to save him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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