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Friday, January 18, 2019

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday called Donald Trump to tell him his tweets about Christine Blasey Ford were not helping Republicans’ efforts to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice, CNN reports.

Trump on Friday tweeted that Ford—who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15—would have “immediately” gone to the police if the attack “was as bad as she says.”

An aide to McConnell told CNN the Senate Majority Leader speaks with Trump “all the time,” but declined to comment on the substance of their more recent conversations.

McConnell on Friday said the Senate will “plow right through” and confirm Kavanaugh despite Blasey Ford’s allegations. He told the Values Voter conference, “In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court.”

Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

 

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