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McConnell: Kavanaugh Opposition Is Energizing The Republican Base


by Hanna Bogorowski

Hours ahead of a final confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell repeated his confidence in Kavanaugh and said he sees the opposition to his confirmation as a “great political gift” to Republicans.

“It’s been a great political gift for us. The tactics have energized our base,” McConnell told The Washington Post Saturday, adding that he never thought Kavanaugh would withdraw after being accused of sexual assault by at least three women.

“I want to thank the mob, because they’ve done the one thing we were having trouble doing, which was energizing our base,” he added.

The embattled path to confirmation for Kavanaugh ended Saturday afternoon when the Senate officially voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court, but the weeks leading up to that point were full of Democratic opposition and even threats of impeachment.

Republican senators have also been the target of intense criticism and even violence from those opposing President Donald Trump’s appointee, causing some GOP leaders to need police escorts at work.

Multiple GOP senators had their personal information, including phone numbers and addresses, posted online, commonly referred to as “doxxing,” and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was harassed at a restaurant while out to dinner with his wife.

After multiple women came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, many on the left called on Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination, especially after his spirited testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I never thought Judge Kavanaugh would withdraw,” McConnell told The Post.

“When your integrity is attacked like his was, a withdrawal was certainly no solution to that, so we were in the fight to the finish.”

With the midterm elections just about a month away, this confirmation of a conservative judge fulfills one of Trump’s campaign promises, and as McConnell said, could have a potentially significant impact on the elections on both sides.

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  1. Everyone seems focused on this WIN as a point of hope to overturn R. v W. and other important but obvious reasons. But I tell you; this was a clear attack on the Republic and republicanism (not the political term – the government Franklin sarcastically suggested we may not be able to KEEP!).

    Our Republic was formed to represent FOUR Majorities; the People (the House), the States (the Senate), the Executive (the Electorate) and the LAW (the Supreme Court)! These Majorities were intended to balance each other and prevent the means by which “democracy” might abuse the minorities and steal for themselves the wealth of the Country.

    In 1913 the 17th Amendment STOLE the Majority for the States and gave it to the Mob (democracy). Then they set about making the Majority for the Law the populist battle ground of Gonzo-Logic socialist sewage (trash “Justice”).

    This tirade of lies by the Left was not as much about the obvious as it still IS about taking down a president in ORDER to destroying the Electoral College; the LAST bastion of our Republic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is about fundamentally changing the REPULIC of United States to a Socialist Democracy. They hate us! And why wouldn’t they? Our Republic continues to survive their communist socialist assault. It has been a monumental effort on the part of our enemies yet in spite of all their Progress WE SURVIVE!!

    The checks and balances of this republican form of government continues to WORK because our wise founders gave us THREE Branches of government and FOUR representative Majorities!

    Every American needs to realize this! And those who refuse these Truths are outright TRAITORS!!!!

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