News just broke that Mitch McConnell has gone on record saying he believes he has the votes to get Kavanaugh approved!
Here's more on the breaking story, from our friends over at TalkingPointsMemo:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated Tuesday that the GOP was full steam ahead in putting on the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces allegations for sexual misconduct.
“I believe he’ll be confirmed, yes,” McConnell said at a press conference at the Capitol, when asked if he had the votes.
Earlier in the press availability, McConnell said he was “confident we’re going to win.”
But first, Kavanaugh will sit through another hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee Thursday, where one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, will also testify about her account that the judge groped her when they were both teenagers.
Asked if his language made it seem like he would not approach Blasey Ford’s testimony seriously, McConnell noted that few people were willing to testify under oath about the matter.
Regardless, all signs point to Republicans moving quickly after the hearing, to confirm Kavanaugh as quickly as next week.
“It is our plan to move forward in the very near future,” McConnell said.
Republicans left their weekly caucus lunch hinting that the Senate may work through the weekend to keep Kavanaugh’s nomination moving through the confirmation process.
“I am planning to be here until next Tuesday,” Sen Johnny Isakson, (R-GA) told reporters.