'Maybe I Ought to Say Thank You': McConnell Says Anti-Kavanaugh 'Mob' Helped Unify GOP
'They made a tactical mistake.'
Just ahead of the Senate's final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had a message: "The mob didn't win."
In recent weeks, Kavanaugh has been hit with a series of uncorroborated sexual assault allegations, but it appears he has just enough votes to be confirmed to the high court.
"Justice will be done. We protected the presumption of innocence in this country. It applies in all walks of life and certainly in Supreme Court confirmations," McConnell told Chris Wallace and Shannon Bream during Fox News Channel's special Saturday coverage of the confirmation vote.
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He said that all the anti-Kavanaugh attacks and protests from the left actually ended up being a political gift for Republicans heading into November's midterms.
"Nothing turns Republicans of all stripes -- whether they're Bush Republicans or Trump Republicans -- on like a court fight. And they played right into our hands, in retrospect," McConnell said.
McConnell -- who was recently harassed by protesters at a Washington, D.C. airport -- said it has been an unpleasant process, but it's been well worth it to get Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court and to "fire up" Republican voters.
"They made a tactical mistake that really helped me unify my conference and [motivate] the Republican base going into the election," he said. "Maybe I ought to say thank you."
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