WASHINGTON - US Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday (Oct 7) hailed the confirmation of divisive judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as his "proudest moment" in the upper house as the warring Republicans and Democrats turned their focus to the crucial mid-term elections.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the court Saturday (Oct 6) by a razor-thin margin in the Senate, ending months of partisan rancour over his nomination and offering Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency.
"I'm proud of my colleagues, this is an important day for the United States Senate," McConnell told political magazine show Fox News Sunday.
Asked if it was his proudest moment since he first entered the Senate in 1984, the 76-year-old replied: "I think so. I think the most important thing the Senate is involved in is the personnel business.