Amy McGrath, who announced this week that she was going to challenge the majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell GOP lawmaker worries a lot about coverage if ObamaCare is overthrown McConnell's Democratic challenger rises 0.5 million euros the first day of the Booker campaign: McConnell does not understand the racial problems after comments from slavers MORE (R-Ky.) In 2020, says in a new interview that she would probably have voted in favor of the confirmation of the Supreme Court judge Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSusan Collins says he does not regret Kavanaugh's vote Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals the secret of an equal marriage Democratic group raises more than a million dollars against McConnell MORE.
"Judge Kavanaugh worried me a lot. What I felt was the far right positions that he had. However, nothing in his record could disqualify him in any way, "said McGrath, a former Navy fighter pilot at the Louisville Courier-Journal.
"And the fact is that when you have the president and the Senate, it's our system, and so I do not think there's anything that would have disqualified him," he said. she said, adding that she had voted: "yes, I would probably have voted for him."
Kavanaugh's appointment became a sore spot after Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor and research psychologist, sexually assaulted her as a teenager, allegations that he denied. Senators finally voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, ending a shameful debate over his appointment.
McGrath told the paper that she thought Ford's allegations were "credible" but "given the time that has elapsed between and from the judicial point of view, I do not think it would really disqualify him."
Three Democrats who voted against Kavanaugh's confirmation – Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskill – Hill Report 12:30: Images and Sounds of the Democrats' First Night of Debate Conservatives Trigger the Threat of GOP Party Bloody Primaries Congress Must Fight the Problems of Poverty, Abuse and Neglect to Children confronted MORE (Mo.) Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampOn Money: anticipation built for Trump, Xi sitdown | Pressure on Trump for a commercial breakthrough | Debate Democrats tear Trump's approach to China Lobbying World A pro-trade group targets Democratic leaders to push for new NAFTA PLUS (N.D.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon Donnelly Conservatives spark threat of GOP primaries An anti-corruption group strikes Congress for ignoring K Street, Capitol Hill, a "revolving door" The Giants of K Street are seizing power. coveted ex-legislators MORE (Ind.) – lost their seats at the mid-term in 2018.
McConnell praised his ability to progress President TrumpDonald John TrumpS & P 500 Passes the 3000-Place Bar For The First Time A dispute between Seoul and Tokyo makes Kim Jong Un's victory even more precious at the DMZ: the Chamber of Commerce hires a former member of the Giuliani campaign, Cruz MORENominees Appointed to Justice, Including Kavanaugh and Justice Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchReport 12:30 pm Hill: Democrats clash in court over Trump's tax return Report The Hill's Morning – Harris, Warren Rise and Biden Collapse After Debates conservative justices surprise judicial observers with alternative votes MORE, one of his greatest achievements as he seeks to be re-elected to the upper house.
In 2018, when McGrath was running against Rep. Andy BarrGarland (Andy) Hale BarrDemocratic challenger to McConnell raises 0.5 million euros on the first day of the campaign. The Hill & # 39; s Morning Report – Trump under pressure to get rid of Labor Party secretary, Kentucky Democrat, challenges McConnell (R-Ky.) During a race in the House, she spoke against Kavanaugh on Facebook two months before the publication of Ford's allegations.
"Kavanaugh will probably be confirmed and we are cruelly reminded that the elections have consequences, and this consequence will be with us for a whole generation," McGrath said in 2018, though she did not say whether she would have voted to confirm him.