BOYLE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Boyle County to speak with community leaders.
McConnell was met by protestors as he entered the Community Arts Center. He was in good spirits as he spoke to community leaders in Danville. One of the topics of conversation was retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and his possible replacement, Kentucky Federal Judge Amul Thapar.
"Judge Thapar is very very sharp," said McConnell.
McConnell said that Thapar is one of four finalists interviewed by President Donald Trump on Monday to fill the vacant seat.
"I’m glad he’s under consideration, I don’t know who the president is going to pick but obviously, I have a favorite," he said.
Beyond that, McConnell answered questions about the midterms, calling the outlook a "mixed picture"
"Two years into any new administration is have frequently been pretty tough on the party of the president," he said.
He also talked about immigration, saying, "We’ve been wrestling with immigration problems for quite a while and it seems not to make a difference who’s in the majority."
McConnell had a message for everyone.
"Whether you’re freaked out on the left or freaked out on the right — don’t worry. nobody can break this country," he said.