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Mitch McConnell Thanks Capitol Police Following Kavanaugh Chaos — But Takes Aim at the Left
Senate Majority Leader decries ‘mob tactics’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thanks Capitol Police Tuesday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised Capitol Police  for their work as Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was underway — but also took a few verbal shots at the “far left.”

“To the men and women of the United States Capitol Police and all the other law enforcement officers who kept members, staff and citizens safe, even in extremely difficult and often hostile circumstances, we really can’t thank them enough,” he said in his opening remarks on the Senate floor.

5 Things Philly and Cleveland Are Doing to Brace for Convention Mania
Opening a prison, for one

Holmesburg Prison seen from the air in Philadelphia. (Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons)

A fortress-like prison that has been the backdrop for horror movies will be opened in case of mass arrests during the Democratic National Convention. The move is one of several extraordinary steps city officials in Philadelphia and Cleveland have taken to brace for the events.  

Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to swarm into both cities during the party conventions next month, prompting concerns about potential violence or even terrorist attacks. Republicans meet in Cleveland July 18-21 while the Democrats gather in Philadelphia July 25-28.