Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a stern message to Democrats and far-left activists on Wednesday, saying that their harassment of Republican lawmakers will not stop the Republican party from accomplishing its goals.
"Mr. President, I think it's safe to say the national spectacle the professional Left has created around Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process has now reached some kind of fever pitch," McConnell said. "In 17 days, since Dr. Ford's confidential correspondence was leaked to the press, 17 days, Mr. President of a feeding frenzy on Judge Kavanaugh and his family unlike anything we have seen in recent memory."
"Since then, a literal mudslide — mudslide — of wild, uncorroborated accusations has literally poured out, each more outlandish than the last," McConnell continued. "And this mudslide has been actively embraced, urged on, and capitalized upon by Democrats inside this chamber and organized far-left special interests outside. It hasn't been about getting to the truth or giving anyone a fair hearing. It's only been about one thing — the far-left's hunger to bring down Judge Kavanaugh's nomination by any means necessary, any means necessary."
McConnell slammed the Democrats for using "intimidation tactics" to achieve their goals since the "facts and evidence couldn't get the job done."
"And when that didn't work, then the far-left tried to bully and intimidate members of this body — Republican United States senators," McConnell said. "They've tried to bully and intimidate us. One of our colleagues and his family were effectively run out of a restaurant in recent days by these people. Another reported having protesters physically block his car door. And some have seen organized far-left protesters camp out at their homes."
"I’m not suggesting we're the victims here, Mr. President, but I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the hall here or harassing them at the airports or going to their homes," McConnell declared. "We're not going to be intimidated by these people. There is no chance in the world they're going to scare us out of doing our duty. I don't care how many members they chase, how many people they harass here in the halls. I want to make one thing perfectly clear — we will not be intimidated by these people. This is all part of the organized effort to delay, obstruct and intimidate, including those of us who will be voting this week."