Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., struck back at protesters and Democrats for resorting to "intimidation tactics and bullying," before declaring on the Senate floor Wednesday: "We're not going to be intimidated by these people."
"If facts and evidence couldn't get the job done, then intimidation tactics and bullying would have to do," Sen. McConnell said, per The Hill. ". . . The far left tried to bully and intimidate members of this body, Republican United States senators."
McConnell referred to himself and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., being accosted by protesters at the airport and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife "were effectively run out of a restaurant in recent days by these people" in Washington, D.C.
"Another reported having protesters physically block his car door, and some have seen organized far-left protesters camp out at their homes," McConnell added, per the report.
"I'm not suggesting we're the victims here . . . but I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the hall here, or harassing them at the airports, or going to their homes, we're not going to be intimidated by these people."
McConnell has vowed to vote this week on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's controversial Supreme Court nomination once the FBI investigation concludes on Kavanaugh's 11th-hour accusers.
Holding just a 51-49 majority, Republicans need to sway undecided GOP moderate Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and potentially red-state Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
McConnell also ripped obstructionist Democrats for "moving the goal posts" on Kavanaugh's confirmation and said "they will never, ever be satisfied – not ever."
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