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McConnell Challenger Says She'd Have Confirmed Kavanaugh, Flips Within Hours After Backlash


Added 07-10-19 08:20:03pm EST - “Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.) in Kentucky, quickly reversed herself Wednesday after an interview was published in which she said she'd "probably" have voted to confirm Supreme Court…” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “McConnell Challenger Says She'd Have Confirmed Kavanaugh, Flips Hours After Backlash”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.) in Kentucky, quickly reversed herself Wednesday after an interview was published in which she said she'd "probably" have voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

McGrath, a former Marine aviator, made her comments during an interview with the Courier-Journal on Wednesday:

McGrath: Yeah, I think it's credible. I think this is — I think many Republicans thought it was credible. And —

McGrath: Well, I mean I think again, I think it's credible but given the amount of time that lapsed in between and from a judicial standpoint, I don't think it would really disqualify him.

The Courier-Journal published the story online at 4:02 p.m. and McGrath was widely criticized on the left. By 7:30 p.m., she had reversed her position on Kavanaugh, who was confirmed by the Senate last year but remains a target among the Democratic base.

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