>> Uncorroborated, unbelievable mud.>> Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell unleashing his own impassioned defense of supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the senate floor Tuesday. And vowed to press ahead with a vote on the judge this week, without knowing where some of his fellow republicans stand, and without a completed FBI investigation.
>> The Senate will vote on judge Kavanaugh here on this floor this week. Here on this floor, this week.>> That pledge coming as the FBI enters the second half of its week long probe ordered by the White House, into sexual misconduct allegations raised by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.
>> I've never sexually assaulted Dr. Ford or anyone.>> Investigators as of Tuesday have reportedly wrapped up their interviews with Kavanaugh's high school friend, Mark Judge, who has written several books, including one titled, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk, which includes a character named Bart O'Kavanaugh.>> I liked beer, I still like beer.
>> The New York Times reported this week that Kavanaugh was involved in a bar brawl in 1985 in which he was accused of throwing ice on someone. Connecticut police on Tuesday weighed in.>> We did find one incident in which it is alleged that Mr. Kavanaugh threw ice, they did not find probable cause to arrest Mr. Kavanaugh.
>> Top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, saying Tuesday that Kavanaugh's glossing over his past is disqualifying.>> Even if you feel that what happened when he was 15 and 18 shouldn't matter, what happens when his 53 does matter, and his credibility is in real doubt.>> Meanwhile, President Trump is still standing by his man, saying at a Monday night rally that Democrats were trying to destroy him.
>> And he's a good man, great student, great intellect, never had a problem, all of a sudden, let's go back to high school, they maybe should go before high school.