Cornyn rejects Clintons very disturbing civility comments on the Senate floor

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Thursday rejected Hillary Clinton's claim that civility can only return to politics when Democrats take over the House or Senate again, and said in a Senate floor speech that Clinton revealed a "disturbing" mindset when she spoke.

Clinton said over the weekend that Democrats "cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for."

"In other words, her commitment to civility in our political discourse is contingent upon political outcomes," Cornyn said in a floor speech.

"And do you notice the verb she used? She used the word 'destroy,' which I think is telling," he said. "It's not that people may disagree with her or her party, it's that people who disagree with her want to destroy what you stand for and what you care about."

"This mindset I think is very disturbing, and should be a concern to all of us who want to restore some civility and decorum, and bipartisan cooperation," Cornyn added.

Cornyn and other Republicans have said Democrats crossed a line when they accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault without evidence, and encouraged their allies to harass Republicans in a bid to get them to drop the nominee.

"We learned it is our Democratic colleagues, unfortunately, who have associated themselves with special interest groups that are willing to go to just about any length to achieve their desired ends," Cornyn said.

"I don't think the voters will reward a party that is spitting out this sort of venom about what our politics should be about, and sowing division, alluding to violence, rejecting civility," he said. "Is that what supposedly passes for leadership? Should the voters reward that in this midterm election?"

"I think our forefathers would be shocked," Cornyn said.


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Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court As Senate Rejects Me Too Movement

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The vote was about something much bigger than judicial philosophy. It was about whether women can be believed.

The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, ending an ugly, painful, weekslong Senate fight over whether women’s sexual misconduct allegations against him were credible and mattered.

Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed, 50-48. Every Republican but one, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), voted for him. Every Democrat but one, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), voted against him.

The vote would have been 51-49, but Murkowski, whose vote will be recorded as “no,” agreed to vote “present” during the actual vote as a favor to Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who supports Kavanaugh but was away at his daughter’s wedding. By voting “present,” and with Daines out, the final tally was 50-48. Their paired vote, as it’s called, maintains the same two-vote margin and does not change the outcome.

Kavanaugh’s fate ultimately came down to four senators who were undecided on how they would vote until the very end: Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Murkowski and Manchin. Murkowski was the only one of the four who did not support him.

Anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators in the Senate balcony shouted protests throughout the vote.

“You are a coward! You’re a total coward!” one protester yelled at Flake as he voted for Kavanaugh.

“Shame on you,” two female protesters shouted at Manchin as he voted yes. “How dare you prioritize him over us.”

Capitol Police on Saturday arrested 164 demonstrators, including 13 people who screamed at lawmakers inside the Senate gallery.

“This is a stain on American history,” one woman shouted.

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