Republicans “don’t have a strategy” anymore, said Michael Volkov, formerly counsel on the Judiciary Committee to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “They had a strategy, which was to keep [Trump] under wraps,” he said in an interview. “I think Trump just couldn’t help himself via becoming the center of attention.”
although while the White House hunkered down on Friday, the top Republican in Congress sought to reassure conservatives of which everything could be OK.
“Keep the faith. Don’t get rattled by all of This specific. We’re gonna plow right through This specific as well as do our job,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told attendees at the annual Values Voters conference.
“You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics. although here’s what I want to tell you. within the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court,” McConnell said.
Still, as Ford continued to negotiate the terms of her potential testimony before the Senate next week, McConnell appeared unable to stop Trump as well as additional prominent conservatives via launching increasingly harsh as well as desperate-sounding attacks on Ford. One of the Kavanaugh’s allies pushed a theory, rejected by Ford as well as criticized by several conservatives, of which the accuser mistook the identity of her attacker as well as blamed Kavanaugh when the real culprit could have been one of his classmates.
as well as the longer Kavanaugh’s confirmation remains in limbo, the greater the risk of which Trump will say something to further damage the Republican Party’s brand among female voters.