Democrats have opened ``the flood gates of mud and muck'' against Kavanaugh: McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats have opened ``the flood gates of mud and muck'' against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Kentucky Republican says Senate Democrats have been opposed to President Donald Trump's nominee from the very start.

McConnell says accusations against Kavanaugh of sexual abuse in the 1980s have been uncorroborated and are unbelievable.

And he says those accusations have been seized on by ``the far left that has been so eager to stop this nomination.''

McConnell says Democrats are practicing the politics of personal destruction. But he says anew that the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh this week.

McConnell spoke as the FBI continues its renewed background check of claims by three women that they were victims of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh three decades ago.

Kavanaugh denies the allegations.