McConnell torches 'far-left mob' over Kavanaugh fight

McConnell torches 'far-left mob' over Kavanaugh fight
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Overnight Health Care: McConnell offering bill to raise tobacco-buying age to 21 | NC gov vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill | CMS backs off controversial abortion proposal HR 1 brings successful local, state reforms to the federal level and deserves passage MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday knocked the "far-left mob" for the fight over Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today On The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job MORE's Supreme Court nomination, 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 are 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."
Republicans have increasingly denounced the confrontation between protestors and Republican senators as "mob tactics," "bullying" and "intimidation tactics."
Hundreds of protesters were arrested as the Senate considered Kavanaugh's nomination earlier this month, while several senators received Capitol Police escorts amid heightened tensions.
McConnell added Tuesday that the vote to confirm Kavanaugh over the weekend was a "victory" for the "the integrity of this institution."
"Reason and deliberation triumphed over what was literally, literally, an attempt to sway the Senate using mob tactics," McConnell said.
"No peace until they get their way? More of these unhinged tactics? Apparently this is the left's rallying cry," McConnell said.