McConnell urges action after Brett Kavanaugh threat; waits on Uvalde

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called for immediate action in Congress this week after a man who reportedly threatened US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life got arrested, with weapons in his possession, near the powerful judge’s home.

Yet the Kentucky senator’s demand that the Democrat-led House of Representatives pass a bill extending police-provided security to Supreme Court justices’ family members drew criticism online as people juxtaposed his urgency on that with his wait-and-see approach to potential legislation meant to respond to the recent mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

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McConnell gave back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor Wednesday and Thursday morning demanding House Democrats quit holding up this bipartisan bill aimed at better protecting the justices and their families.

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