He said it was unprecedented for a new justice to face such a situation. "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be", he said with his wife and children standing nearby.
McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be". But just a week ago, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found GOP enthusiasm had caught up to Democratic levels.
The party in power usually loses seats in midterm elections because satisfied voters become complacent. Before the pivotal vote, several of the women confronting lawmakers in Senate halls were revealed to be high-ranking members of activist groups funded by billionaire liberal financier George Soros.
Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.
Kavanaugh denied the allegations and during a Senate hearing accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit". They're disgusted by Republicans' dismissive attitude toward Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party, and appalled at Kavanaugh's weeping, shouting, paranoid and partisan tantrum, accusing the left of "revenge on behalf of the Clintons".
Mocking some Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who pressed the case against Kavanaugh, Trump said: "The Democrats have become too unsafe to govern".
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) has supported repealing the ACA, as well as the Trump administration's "junk" insurance rule.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday that the Democrats are gearing up to make a government overhaul package the first bill Democrats bring to the floor should they retake the majority.
"I haven't criticized Dianne", McConnell said.
Asked if he considered the crowd at Trump's rally also a mob, McConnell said: "I'm not interested in talking about tweets or what people may say at rallies".
And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they've gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month's elections.
"They want to turn America, these Democrats...into a giant sanctuary for criminal aliens and the MS-13 killers that we're getting out of the country by the way by the thousands", he said.
"I think the most important thing to remember is that Obamacare is not the only way to get pre-existing condition coverage". The 10th Circuit handled another recent judicial misconduct case from Washington involving the former chief judge of the District Court.
"It was a simple fix", McConnell said.
The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that that it would be "very, very hard to unseat the president in the primary".