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 McConnellOvernight Defense: Shanahan exit shocks Washington | Pentagon left rudderless | Lawmakers want answers on Mideast troop deployment | Senate could vote on Saudi arms deal this week | Pompeo says Trump doesn't want war with Iran Senators reach .5B deal on Trump's emergency border request Senators reach .5B deal on Trump's emergency border request MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday knocked the "far-left mob" for the fight over Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court hands Virginia Democrats a win in gerrymandering case Supreme Court hands Virginia Democrats a win in gerrymandering case Supreme Court rules defendants can be tried on state and federal charges, potentially impacting Manafort 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.
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"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.