Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that all 100 senators will soon vote on President Donald Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, no matter what results from a closely watched Judiciary Committee set for Thursday.
‘Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor. Up or down on the Senate floor,’ an indignant McConnell said in a fiery speech.
‘This fine nominee to the Supreme Court will receive a vote in this Senate in the near future,’ he pledged.
Kavanaugh engaged in 31 hours of committee confirmation hearings. But two women have since leveled allegations of sexual assaults that they say happened more than 30 years ago, derailing his confirmation process.
Neither accusation has a corroborating witness, despite both women providing names to reporters. None have said they have knowledge of the alleged incidents, and Kavanaugh himself has flastly denied it all.
Montgomery County investigators are aware of an anonymous witness who has made allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dating to his senior year in high school. On Sunday, following allegations by a woman who claims he exposed himself to her at a Yale University party, Kavanaugh released a statement saying: ‘This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple’
But Kavanaugh and his initial accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify Thursday about her claim dating back to a high school summer.
A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were at Yale University.
McConnell said ‘left wing interests’ have been ‘aided and abetted’ by Democratic senators in a bid to squash Kavanaugh’s hope of sitting on America’s highest court.
He said theier goal was to obstruct and ‘destroy a man’s personal and professional life,’ and called the rvelations part of an ‘orchestrated, last-minute hit on the nominee.’