Mitch McConnell Decries ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walk to the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on January 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walk to the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on January 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., condemned new allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday as a new, choreographed smear campaign by the “resistance” who are opposed to the GOP.

This “shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low,” McConnell said in a searing and angry opening statement on the Senate floor Monday.

“I want to be perfectly clear what is taking place,” McConnell said. “Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man’s personal and professional life on the basis of decadesold allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncoordinated. 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 made the statement amid a new accusation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman at a party while they were attending Yale University more than 30 years ago.

“Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor, up or down,” McConnell said. “This fine nominee will receive a vote, in the Senate, in the near future.”

McConnell would not respond to a question from the Washington Examiner about the specific timing of a vote, or whether it would take place before the start of the Oct. 1 high court term.

SOURCE: Susan Ferrechio
Washington Examiner