Tuesday, October 2, 2018

McConnell Vows 'We'll be Voting This Week' on Kavanaugh

Senate Television via AP
With the FBI beginning its probe into sexual assault allegations Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today that the upper chamber will cast a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week.
McConnell referred to a memo from Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who told Judiciary Committee members after being brought in to question Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday's hearing that "I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee."
He added that he's not "optimistic" Democrats "will stay consistent and accept the conclusions of the supplemental background investigation the FBI is now conducting."
“The Democratic Leader and the ranking Democrat on the Committee both said recently that an FBI investigation can be completed in less than a week," he said on the Senate floor. "But I’d bet almost anything that -- after it runs its course in the next few days -- we will then be treated to a lecture that anything short of a totally unbounded fishing expedition of indefinite duration is too limited, or too arbitrary, or somehow insufficient. We all know that’s coming."
McConnell charged that Democrats "just want to delay this matter past the election."
"Maybe we’ll hear that the real issue is not these uncorroborated allegations of misconduct, after all. But rather the fact that Judge Kavanaugh – now listen to this – drank beer in high school and college. Or the fact that he was rightfully angry – who wouldn’t be – that his good name and his family have been dragged through the mud with a campaign of character assassination based on allegations that lack any corroboration. Who wouldn’t be angry about that?" he said. “Their goalposts keep shifting -- but their goal has not moved an inch."
The GOP leader declared that "we'll be voting this week." --->
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McConnell doesn't care about anything other than filling the courts. He doesn't care if Kavanaugh is guilty or not, if he lied under oath, or if he is unfit. He's like a robot.