Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that the Senate will hold a “very serious” investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, adding that Republicans have already begun talking about how to respond to his accusers.
“There are already discussions underway about how we can respond to the allegations, the allegations against Brett,” McConnell said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“We’re going to have a very serious discussion on how we’re going about this.”
Republicans have repeatedly insisted that the sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh is false, while Democrats have insisted that he is not guilty of the accusations.
Trump, meanwhile, has repeatedly denied the allegations.
“I think they’re very, very serious, they’re allegations, and we’re gonna be looking into it,” Trump said in August.
“We’ll find out, we’ll make our decision, we’re very serious about it.”
He added that there would be “a very serious investigation” by the Senate, adding, “we’re going with the facts.”
Trump’s tweets also included an invitation to the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate the accusations against Kavanaugh, and the Justice Department to issue subpoenas.
But Democrats, including Sens.
Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), have said they will not subpoena Kavanaugh.
And the president on Monday rejected any suggestion that he was using the hearings to promote his own agenda.
“What I’m doing right now is talking about my agenda and what’s happening in the world,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
“If you want to know what’s going on in the United States, you should go to the world, and that’s what’s important.
We’re the world.
And if you want the truth, you’ll see.”