McConnell Promises Kavanaugh Vote ‘In The Near Future,’ Dismisses ‘Smear Campaign’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made clear Monday that, regardless of the new allegations of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sunday night, the Senate would proceed with a vote on his nomination “in the near future.”

In a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell echoed Kavanaugh’s own line, repeatedly calling the allegations a “smear campaign.”

“Even by the far left’s standards, this shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low,” McConnell said, adding: “Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man’s personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated.”

“I want to make it perfectly clear, Mr. President,” McConnell concluded. “Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor. Up or down. On the Senate floor, this fine nominee to the Supreme Court will receive a vote in this Senate in the near future.”

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