Wherein Mitch Dishes

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is no one’s idea of an electric speaker, but it is worth taking in his brief remarks this morning calling out Democrats for their hysteria over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I imagine most readers have heard New Jersey Senator Cory Booker calling Kavanaugh “evil” and other embarrassing things, but McConnell gets at the other crazy things Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have said.

The fun part of this short speech is that McConnell, who’d be the straight man’s straight man if he was in a comedy club, can barely keep from bursting out laughing. You can see him struggling to stifle himself. Instead he just flashes that sly grin which gives away that he knows he has caught Democrats in full, pants-around-the-ankles clown mode. The confirmation hearings are going to be a hoot.