Mitch McConnell: Barrett a ‘political asset’ for Senate Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court will be a “political asset” for the Republican Party heading into the final week before Election Day.

The Kentucky Republican appeared on Fox News hours after a close 52-48 vote that secured President Trump’s third addition to the high court and dismissed the notion that there would be a political cost for Senate Republicans over their divisive push to fill the seat left vacant following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“As you recall, we had a Supreme Court fight months before the election in 2018 and we actually gained seats,” McConnell
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