You Won't Believe What McConnell Said to Reassure Trump
Trump asked McConnell at one point if Senate Republicans were committed to seeing Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation through to the end, the report notes, citing interviews with senators and White House officials. McConnell replied: “I’m stronger than mule piss” on Kavanaugh, who consistently denied accusations that he assaulted three women the 1980s.
The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday afternoon, concluding an agonizing nomination process, which included fierce discussion about identity, violence and the spirit of the presumption of innocence.
But there were times when Kavanaugh’s confirmation was in doubt, the report notes.
The final vote was 50 to 48, with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska as the lone Republican to oppose Kavanaugh. Trump was wary about Kavanaugh’s chances after Christine Blasey Ford finished testifying on Sept. 28 that he once tried to force himself on her as a teenager.
After Ford's compelling testimony, Trump immediately called McConnell who assured the president by emphasizing, "We’re only at halftime."