"It worked exactly the opposite".
McConnell believes Democrats' zeal to use a House majority to go after Trump could actually make it easier for him to get reelected, and cautioned them against overestimating the public's support of such actions.
Sporadic protests have continued throughout Washington DC, and Clinton urged Democrats to reject calls for civility until Republicans are driven out of office.
"This business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is", McConnell told the Associated Press.
GOP leaders blasted the Democratic proposal in advance of the vote, saying it would take away a low-priced insurance option for families who Republicans argue were hurt by the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare.More news: Britain sees Brexit progress, again calls on European Union to ‘meet us halfway’
The vote was also aimed at refocusing people away from the Senate's nasty battle over confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which both sides say has transformed indifferent conservative voters into motivated ones - for now.
As Justice Kavanaugh settles into his lifetime seat on the bench of the nation's highest court, the left remains angry.
"I have never been convinced that rallies and candidate events move the needle all that much", Kondik said.
Ford had asked for confidentiality in a letter to Feinstein.
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On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate, a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct. He pointed out that Murkowski won election as a write-in vote in 2010.
In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" politically after bucking her party on Kavanaugh.
"Surely, they must have a better answer than snatching away one of the remaining options that some Americans still prefer to anything Democrats have been able to come up", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said before the vote.
Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.
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She added: "Republicans are saying, 'We want to see results in Washington". They hope the court that legalised same sex marriage and protected women's right to choose will now be empowered to restrict gay rights and overturn the 45-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, as well as, while they're at it, restrict citizenship, loosen environmental protections and lift prohibitions on religion in public schools.
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