The Kentucky Republican repeatedly referred to Democratic voters and sexual assault survivors protesting Kavanaugh as a “mob,” and assured reporters that anger from Democrats will “blow over” (video below.)
He also told reporters he’s not worried that Kavanaugh’s confirmation will alienate women from the GOP, nor is he concerned that the historically contentious battle with the Senate would affect the body he heads.
“This is a good day for America and an important day for the Senate,” Leader McConnell said. “We stood up for the presumption of innocence. We refuse to be intimidated by the mob of people that were coming after Republican members in their homes and the halls,” the Kentucky Republican said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the Senate Republican conference.”
Speaking to the historically narrow margin, 50-48, by which Kavanaugh was confirmed, McConnell joked, “I always thought landslides were kind of boring anyway.”
On Democrats’ anger McConnell assured reporters, “These things always blow over.”
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Trump Baffles With Statement That Women Are ‘Extremely Happy’ With Kavanaugh
When the President was asked about women in general being angry about the Kavanaugh confirmation, he gave the baffling remark that, instead, women were “extremely happy,” because, “they’re thinking of their husbands and their brothers, their uncles, and others.”
Donald Trump also says he is “a hundred percent” sure that Christine Blasey Ford was incorrect in naming Brett Kavanaugh as her assaulter in comments made on Air Force One. This in the wake of a stunted FBI investigation and several other un-investigated claims were ignored in the run-up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court Justice.
A majority of Republicans stuck to a widely discredited conspiracy theory that Ford has accused the wrong person, a contention that Ford disputes. Neither Ford nor Kavanaugh were reportedly interviewed in the FBI investigation that was called into the new Supreme Court Justice.
Trump lashed out at Ford at a political rally he held in Kansas, saying that it was necessary for him to do that to, “level the playing field,”
Trump mocked Blasey Ford in the rally, even mimicking her voice to a crowd of laughing supporters.
Trump also claimed that since he mocked Ford, the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court “started to sail through.”
View the president’s comments below:
Image via screen capture from video source.
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