Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned on Tuesday that House Democrats will be pushed by their liberal base to try to impeach new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Kentucky Republican also condemned the “unhinged tactics” endorsed by Hillary Clinton, who on CNN Tuesday argued against civility in the face of political opposition.
“The mob would like to make itself perfectly clear,” McConnell said in a floor speech. “If Democrats retake Congress, progressives expect them to use their full power to get Kavanaugh off the bench.”
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McConnell railed against the "mob" of anti-Kavanaugh activists who descended on the U.S. Capitol and associated office buildings in recent weeks to try to sway lawmakers to vote against his nomination. Kavanaugh was approved in a 50-48 vote Saturday after a contentious process and last-minute, uncorroborated sexual assault allegations.
“But the madness hasn’t stopped,” McConnell said. “They are already signaling that even more drastic steps may be necessary now that Justice Kavanaugh is on the court.”
In addition to impeachment talk, some liberal groups are calling for Democrats to increase the size of the Supreme Court in order to make room for left-leaning appointees.
“So it’s pretty obvious the all-consuming animosity toward this nominee, independent of all the facts and all the evidence, is still being stoked,” McConnell said. “The far-left mob is not letting up.”