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Tags: Supreme Court | McConnell | Kavanaugh | Senate | not broken | mob

McConnell: Senate Isn't 'Broken,' 'Stood Up to the Mob'

Mitch McConnell in the Capitol
.Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 07 October 2018 11:00 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday insisted the upper chamber “is not broken” in the wake of the divisive nomination process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, declaring, “We stood up to the mob.”

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the Kentucky Republican said he agrees, however, with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., that “this has been a low point in the Senate. I have a different view about who caused the low point.”

“The Senate is not broken,” McConnell said. “We didn't attack [Obama-era SCOTUS nominee Judge] Merrick Garland's background and try to destroy him. We didn't go on a search and destroy mission.”

The Senate refused to hold a hearing for Garland.

McConnell also laced into Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats for leaking the name of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford “against her desires, then trying to lower the standard and say that the presumption of innocence no longer applies in the United States of America — and then the mob descended on Capitol Hill and try to intimidate our members into opposing this good man’s nomination.”

“We stood up to the mob,” he said, adding:  I'm proud of my colleagues, this is an important day for the United States Senate. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday insisted the upper chamber "is not broken" in the wake of the divisive nomination process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, declaring, "We stood up to the mob."In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Kentucky...
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