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McConnell explained Kavanaugh in a short biography as a faithful general public servant although trashing the “unhinged partisanship and special interests” that he claimed “sought to distract the Senate from looking at those skills.”
“The region observed his resilience and dedication to general public service. We saw his faithful devotion to family members and close friends. We saw his undeterred reverence for the law, for precedents and for our nation’s optimum traditions,” McConnell wrote.
Kavanaugh was narrowly verified to the Supreme Court docket previous calendar year following a bitter affirmation fight dominated by allegations of sexual assault and misconduct dating back to his large college and higher education decades, allegations he denied.
For the duration of psychological testimony in the widely viewed particular hearings, Kavanaugh and a single of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, separately testified about the allegations right before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senators sooner or later voted 50-48 to affirm Kavanaugh to the court docket, the smallest margin in 137 a long time, pursuing a brief FBI investigation into the claims.
The controversy encompassing the Supreme Court justice ongoing into 2019, with learners at George Mason University calling on university officials to stop Kavanaugh from instructing a summer time class at the university previously this month.