His remarks on Murkowski were part of a wide-ranging interview in which McConnell acknowledged that the extended fight over confirming Kavanaugh has widened an existing gender gap in which Republicans trail Democrats in support among women.
Before Tuesday's arguments, the justices turned aside appeals of a 2017 ruling authored by Kavanaugh while on the lower court striking down a 2015 environmental rule imposed under Democratic former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change.
Men were more closely divided, with half backing the Republican and 45 percent supporting the Democrat.
"It provided the adrenaline shot that we had not been able to achieve in any other way", McConnell told reporters at a press conference in Louisville.
If Kavanaugh were have found to have committed misconduct, he could be disciplined or suspended.
In key battlegrounds across America, Republican leaders are warning voters to expect more political theater if they return Democrats to power next month. He says "the controversy ironically produced an adrenaline shot" among Republicans. Among those to receive backlash over their Kavanaugh vote was Sen. All were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest last Wednesday, while the battle over his confirmation was still under way.
So what is it about West Virginian voters that allows them to walk a line between support for Trump and support for Manchin and how did Manchin's vote for Kavanaugh affect their view of the Senator? Feinstein has denied that she or her staff released the private letter.
She added: "Republicans are saying, 'We want to see results in Washington".
"Seventy-two percent of voters who are very angry about the treatment of Kavanaugh are more likely to vote in the upcoming elections."
While the president certainly bashed the senator for her vote, some of her colleagues in the Republican Party have said that Murkowski, like any other senator, had the right to believe - and vote - the way she chooses.
Pointing out that Kavanaugh's confirmation was approved by the smallest margin of any Supreme Court Justice since 1881, Kimmel referenced the widespread protests that ensued.
McConnell said he doesn't agree and pointed to the fact that Murkowski had won re-election as a write-in candidate in 2010. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.