The Senate will “plow right through” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Kentucky Republican told attendees at the annual Value Voters conference on Friday that “in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court,” according to PBS NewsHour, urging the Republican-leaning activists to “keep the faith”.
> McConnell’s predictions come as California college professor Christine Blasey (BLAH’-zee) Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than 30 years ago when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
> Negotiations have been ongoing on whether Ford will testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
At the same event, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins praised McConnell for his decision to keep former President Barack Obama from filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.
> “McConnell’s decision not to move former president Barack Obama’s pick is one of the single most courageous political acts in the history of United States Senate,” Perkins said. “It helped frame the presidential election and has now put us on path of restoring the constitutional republic.”
> “The far left has done everything they could to prove that millions and millions of so-called Americans did not matter to them,” Perkins added. “This is what they think about you and your families and your communities and your values.”