McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms

Clinton said on CNN this week that "civility can start again" after Democrats capture the House or Senate in next month's elections.

McConnell suggested that if Democrats were to pursue that strategy, voters would turn against them.

For Democrats, Indiana has been a fairly bright spot in the Senate, with incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly holding his own against Republican challenger Mike Braun.

McConnell said many congressional Republicans thought they would have "a great year in '98", but instead "it worked exactly the opposite".

Kavanaugh also understands the proper role of the judiciary and will fight against the court's tendency to usurp Congress's power by making laws instead of adjudicating them. He also pointed to Hispanic Republicans like Sens. Kavanaugh, in contrast, is expected to be a more decidedly conservative vote, tilting the court right for decades and leaving Roberts as the justice closest to the ideological middle.

President Trump took the rare step of publishing an op-ed in USA Today slamming universal medicare proposals, or Medicare for All, as an extremist proposal fashioned by progressive Democrats.

McConnell disputed the President's assessment on Wednesday.

"We have to have the truth", she said. Having a Supreme Court justice who was accused of sexual assault tarnishes that reputation and concerns many citizens that are now fearful of trying women's issues in the court.

McConnell declined to weigh in on a possible replacement except to say he or she would not be coming from the ranks of his slim 51-seat Senate majority. "Nobody is going to beat her".

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Polls have put her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, comfortably ahead.

McConnell sharply criticized Clinton for her unprofessional and immature incitement of rebellion to usurp the democratic process in a republic that was founded centuries ago on principles of civility and of parties working together to reach goals for the better good.

With police standing by, a small group of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse, holding signs saying "Shame" and "He sits on a throne of lies", while chanting, "This isn't over, we're still here".

People familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity say the allegations had already been widely discussed in the Senate and in the public realm. I think what the president has done is energize women. "Collins is specifically citing Swetnick's "gang rape" accusation as something that made her think she needed to give Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt".

Newly sworn-in Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing two hot-button issues in his first case on the bench: Criminal sentencing and gun control.

Trump has achieved what every GOP President has hoped to do since the summer of '68, when a small group of GOP senators, led by Bob Griffin of MI, frustrated and then foiled an LBJ-Earl Warren plot to elevate LBJ crony Abe Fortas to chief justice in order to keep a future President Nixon from naming Warren's successor.

McConnell responded, "I'm not changing anything".

"It requires a lot of force", he said, "more than you might think". You have to go back to the 1880s to find the last time when one party controlled the Senate and another party controlled the Presidency, a vacancy created in a presidential election year was filled.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has referred all judicial misconduct complaints against new Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado to investigate, he said in a letter Wednesday.

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