McConnell Blasts Dem ‘Smear’ of Kavanaugh: ‘Nobody is Supposed to be Guilty Until Proven Innocent’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

After the FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh came to a close and the White House and members of the Senate received the documents, Republicans said the files show no extra corroborating information than previously known.

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell mirrored what some of his Republican colleagues have stated that after the seventh FBI investigation conducted on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, “these allegations have not been corroborated.”

The Supreme Court nominee, Kavanaugh, was accused by Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980’s at a gathering. He denied the accusations and the FBI finished an investigation on the allegations.

“Nobody is supposed to be guilty until proven innocent in the United States of America,” McConnell said on Capitol Hill on Thursday talking about Kavanaugh, while blasting Democrats.

“We owe it to the American people not to be intimidated by these tactics. We owe it to the American people to underscore that you’re innocent until proven guilty.”

Watch the video below:

McConnell addressed the fact that the Democrat senators were the ones pushing for an FBI investigation and when the information came back, “they turned on a dime and started claiming his real sin was that he spoke up too forcefully, in defense of his good name and his family.”

“They decided he didn’t have a judicial temperament because he aggressively defended his good name against this outrageous smear conducted in conjunction with senate Democrats,” McConnell added. “Who among us would not have been outraged by having a lifetime record drug through the mud with accusations that cannot be proven.”

Watch the full speech below:

While Republican senators are saying the FBI investigation did not yield any additional corroborating evidence, Democrat senators are claiming the investigation was incomplete.

However, the debate seems to be coming to an end as the Senate plans to vote on Friday for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, with a final vote expected to be on Saturday.

What do you think?

11 pledges
Upvote Downvote


newest oldest most voted
Notify of

I think it’s odd that Mitch McConnell would claim, “No one should be considered guilty until proven innocent,” and then lay into Ms. Ford as being guilty and a liar with absolutely no evidence. Odd, wouldn’t you say?


It’s obvious the Dims want to delay and obstruct until the midterms. The Reprobates aren’t playing along any longer. Good.


There was no smear campaign. Kavanaugh perjured himself all along, so whatever happened is on him.





‘Those Fears Have Been Realized’: Dems Blast FBI Investigation They Demanded as ‘Incomplete’

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham Has Been on Fire: Here Are His Top 5 Quotes Surrounding Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearing