Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted Democrats Monday — accusing them of McCarthy-esque tactics in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process. In a screed delivered from the Senate floor, McConnell invoked the infamous name of Joseph McCarthy, and accused Democrats of using tactics similar to those employed by the former Wisconsin Senator in order to defeat the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. “This institution has seen before episodes somewhat like what we’re now seeing from some of our colleagues across the aisle,” McConnell said. “Factor in the McCarthy era. Back in 1950, character assassination and uncorroborated allegations were being utilized in a very different debate in that era.”
The Kentucky Senator added, “In my judgment, the pattern of behavior we have seen confirms what Democrats’ own public statements have told us. They are committed to delaying, obstructing and resisting this nomination with everything they’ve got. They just want to delay this matter past the election.” McConnell accused Democrats of moving the “goal posts” as it relates to the FBI investigation into the Supreme Court nominee. “Do these actions suggest that this has ever been about giving Judge Kavanaugh a fair hearing?” McConnell said.