McConnell Tells Conservatives To ‘Keep The Faith’ On Kavanaugh Confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh poses for photographs with Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) before a meeting in McConnell's office in the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to succeed retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told listeners at the annual Values Voter summit to “keep the faith” and “not get rattled” by “tactics” being used to keep Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh off the bench.

“You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics. But here’s what I want to tell you: in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court,” he said to a swell of applause. “So my friends, keep the faith and don’t get rattled by all of this. We’re gonna plow right through it and do our job.”

McConnell did not mention the upcoming hearing with Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford where Republicans claim to want to hear both accounts of the alleged sexual assault. His comments do not seem to display any desire on his part to hear her out in a way that could disqualify Kavanaugh from contention.

McConnell also patted himself on the back for keeping Merrick Garland off of the bench, calling it one of the most important things he has done as majority leader.

Watch McConnell speak here.

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