Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., commended Republicans for refusing to pull their support from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite weeks of intense pressure from Democrats and protesters.
“We’ve been under assault,” McConnell told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday, hours after protesters gathered outside his house in Washington.
Other Republican senators, such as Maine’s Susan Collins and Arizona’s Jeff Flake, have faced constant protests at their offices. Protesters have marched from the Supreme Court to Senate office buildings in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, and other survivors of sexual misconduct.
The Senate voted Friday to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination and are likely to confirm him to the Supreme Court on Saturday.
“Everybody decided to stand up to the mob, to not be intimidated by these people,” McConnell said. “I couldn’t be prouder of my members for refusing to roll over under all of this intense pressure, all of these lies. This is a great day for America.”
“We stood up to the mob, we did the right thing for a good man,” he continued.