Sumary of McConnell told Trump he felt 'stronger about Kavanaugh than mule piss' during the justice's confirmation, book says:
- Mitch McConnell told Trump he felt “stronger about Kavanaugh than mule piss,” book says.
- ” Trump asked, prompting McConnell to explain that mule urine is the strongest thing in Kentucky.
- Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told then-President Donald Trump he felt stronger about Brett Kavanaugh’s chances at getting through his Supreme Court confirmation hearings “than mule piss,” according to a new book by authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
- The conversation took place amid Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearings during which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate about her allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.
- Ford was scheduled to testify to the Senate on September 27. That morning, Trump and McConnell spoke over the phone, and Trump asked the Kentucky Republican if he should pull Kavanaugh’s nomination, the book said.
- “Why don’t we talk after Dr. Ford testifies,” McConnell said.
- “Lawmakers and pundits on both sides of the aisle later praised Ford’s emotionally charged testimony as credible, while those on the right lauded Kavanaugh’s heated defense.
- After the testimony wrapped, the book said, Trump called McConnell again to get his assessment.