The Washington Examiner reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated definitively Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed soon, despite the controversy generated by allegations that the nominee engaged in sexual misconduct.
“You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics,” McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But here is what I want to tell you, in the very near future Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court.”
Republicans on the committee had decided Thursday to hire outside counsel to question Christine Ford in an effort to avoid the public appearance of having a panel of male senators questioning her. Ford’s insistence that senators, not an outside attorney, question her could cause Republicans’ plans to go awry.