Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the Values Voter Summit Friday that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be on the United States Supreme Court “in the very near future.”
"You've watched the fight,” he said. “You've watched the tactics but here's what I want to tell you: In the very near future Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court."
He called Kavanaugh a “stunningly successful individual,” and told those gathered, “my friends keep the faith, don’t get rattled by all this. We’re going to plow right through it and do our job.”
McConnell's comments come as Kavanaugh faces sexual assault allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who claims that he groped and tried to rape her while he was drunk at a party in high school.
Senate Republicans have been trying to accommodate Blasey Ford to testify about the incident before the Senate Judiciary Committee in whatever way she feels comfortable. However, she and her lawyers have been insisting on a full FBI investigation into the alleged, nearly four-decades-old assault despite the FBI considering the case to be closed.
Ford issued new demands Thursday, asking that Kavanaugh testify first and no outside counsels question her. She also wants them to subpoena Mark Judge who was allegedly a witness to the incident.
Grassley's office has reportedly dismissed these demands.
He had also given Blasey Ford a deadline of 10 a.m. Friday to decide whether she will testify at the hearing scheduled for Monday.