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 directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' MORE (R-Ky.) during a campaign rally late Saturday, calling him “Kentucky tough” in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGOP pollster says last minute enthusiasm saved Republicans in some midterm races Ocasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' 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.