Trump praises McConnell: He ‘stared down the angry left-wing mob’ to get Kavanaugh confirmed

Trump praises McConnell: He ‘stared down the angry left-wing mob’ to get Kavanaugh confirmed
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' McConnell calls McCain a 'rare patriot' and 'American hero' after Trump criticism MORE (R-Ky.) during a campaign rally late Saturday, calling him “Kentucky tough” in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughCourt-packing becomes new litmus test on left Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch MORE’s confirmation.

“There’s nobody tougher. There’s nobody smarter. He refused to cave to the radical Democrats’ shameful campaign of personal and political destruction,” Trump said at a campaign event at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., according to The Associated Press.

“He stared down the angry left-wing mob,” Trump added, according to the AP. “He never blinked and he never looked back and he got us a man who will be one of our great, great Supreme Court justices.”

Kavanaugh heard his first case last week after a brutal confirmation battle during which three women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh denied all the allegations leveled against him and survived a 50-48 Senate confirmation vote.

McConnell, who has said Kavanaugh’s confirmation could be the proudest moment of his Senate career, last week knocked the "far-left mob," arguing critics were still trying to target the justice.

"The madness hasn't stopped. They are already signaling that even more drastic steps may be necessary now that Justice Kavanaugh is on the court," McConnell said from the Senate floor.

McConnell noted that some "left-wing" publications and groups were floating that Democrats should move to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court when they regain the Senate or try to impeach Kavanaugh.

"One far-left pressure group is already trying to circulate petitions that Justice Kavanaugh should be impeached. ... The mob would like to make itself perfectly clear," McConnell said. "The far-left mob is not letting up."

McConnell told Trump late Saturday to keep nominating judges and “we’ll keep confirming them,” the AP noted.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation could be a significant motivator in next month’s midterm elections.

A poll published last week found that 77 percent of Democrats said they are “very motivated” to vote, compared to the 68 percent of Republicans who had the same response.