Mitch McConnell called himself a ‘rock star’ after forcing through Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation
Mitch McConnell and Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made clear over the past few years what matters most to him.


At the top of the list: making Obama a one-term president (whoops!), reducing taxes and regulations on the very wealthy and businesses (check!), and pushing through as many right wing judges into the federal judiciary as possible (check!).

Clearly, he's been highly successful. (And after going nuclear this week, we can expect a very quick, almost exponential increase in ultra-conservative judges on the federal bench.)

A new, soon-to-be-released book co-authored by two Politico reporters reveals the 77-year old six-term Senator from Kentucky was rather proud of himself after successfully forcing through the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, in “The Hill to Die On,” share their interview of McConnell, as New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Yashar Ali reveals in his new newsletter.

Ali writes that amid the (very credible) accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against Kavanaugh, McConnell "didn’t process the saga like most people."

“Kavanaugh was a good man—and losing this nomination had never been an option,” McConnell thought, although he believed Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford to be “trustworthy.”

The Senate Majority Leader told the two Politico reporters about a CNN poll showing his usually poor approval rating skyrocketing from 30% to 62%.

“I’d never had an audience like that before. So all of these Republicans who are constantly told by radio talk show hosts and others that I’m a villain got to see a sort of different side,” the Senate Majority Leader said.

“So that’s how it impacted me,” McConnell added. “I know it won’t last. But for the moment, I’m a rock star.”

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