McConnell sets Kavanaugh vote: ‘We will not be intimidated’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on the Senate floor Oct. 4, 2018.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on the Senate floor Oct. 4, 2018.

After setting in motion a process that likely will lead to a final confirmation vote Saturday on Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared on the Senate floor Thursday the supplemental FBI investigation does not corroborate accusations of sexual assault against the nominee.

The characteristically mild-mannered Senate leader accused his Democratic colleagues of desperately trying to shift attention from the fact that Kavanaugh is as qualified as any nominee they’ve ever seen. Instead, he said, the opposition is engaging in the “politics of personal destruction,” fostering a “shameful

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