Limbaugh: If Republicans Can't Get Kavanaugh Confirmed, 'Kiss the Midterms Goodbye'
GOP will lose House and Senate, Limbaugh warns.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh said that Republicans must get Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed or they can "kiss the midterms goodbye."
Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the high court, has seen the confirmation process thrown into chaos over a series of decades-old sexual misconduct allegations.
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party more than 35 years ago. Both Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify in an open Senate hearing on Thursday.
Additionally, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh, Debbie Ramirez, claims he exposed himself to her at a college party, and Michael Avenatti, who is representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump, tweeted Sunday he soon intends to reveal other accusations against Kavanaugh from another woman.
On his show Monday, Limbaugh warned Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and other top Republicans that they can't allow Democrats to delay a vote on Kavanaugh until after November's midterms.
“If the Republicans do not get this vote taken and have Kavanaugh confirmed, you can kiss the midterms goodbye,” Limbaugh said on his show Monday. “You can kiss goodbye holding the House and you can kiss goodbye holding the Senate.”
He said Republicans have already demonstrated that they are open-minded and want to hear Ford testify, but Democrats have continued to try and delay the process and move the goalposts.
"If you guys don’t conduct this vote in defiance of all this and if Avenatti gets one foot in the door to a Senate committee to start telling his story, then you can kind of kiss goodbye Republican chances in the midterms in November. Because people are gonna logically say, 'What good does it do?'" Limbaugh said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has blasted Democrats for the "shameful smear campaign" against Kavanaugh and vowed that the judge will be seated on the Supreme Court in the "very near future."
Watch Limbaugh's comments and reaction from the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts above.