Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote this week on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI completes a background check “in the next few days.”

He also accused Democrats of using tactics akin to McCarthyism in their attacks on Kavanaugh and said he didn’t blame Kavanaugh for his anger displayed at last week’s hearing airing uncorroborated complaints of sexual misconduct, including testimony from Christine Blasey Ford.

“That his good name and his family have been dragged through the mud with a campaign of character assassination based on allegations that lack any corroboration,” McConnell, R-Ky., said. “Who wouldn’t be angry about that?”

The Senate is currently debating Kavanaugh’s nomination as the FBI probes at least two allegations from former female classmates dating back more than three decades.

The Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination on Friday but called for the FBI probe after Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and three key swing lawmakers, Susan Collins, R-Maine, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., demanded it.

“Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is out of committee,” McConnell said. “We’re considering it here on the floor and…we’ll be voting this week.”

McConnell sharply criticized Democrats who he said are not satisfied with the scope of the investigation even though they demanded it and said it would only take a few days. Democrats merely want to block Kavanaugh any way they can, he said, echoing the frustration of President Trump.

“Their goal post keeps shifting,” McConnell said. “But their goal hasn’t moved an inch, not an inch. The goal has been the same all along.”