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"It shouldn't take long," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the Kavanaugh background check. "That'll not be used as another reason for delay, I can tell you that," he added.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reacts to a reporters question during a press conference Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) ** FILE **

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, leans in to speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) **FILE**

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President Donald J. Trump celebrates the passage of the Tax Cuts Act with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan | December 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, speak on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. McConnell proposed a vote on a backup plan simply repealing the statute, but that idea was on the brink of rejection, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. McConnell proposed a vote on a backup plan simply repealing the statute, but that idea was on the brink of rejection, too. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. McConnell proposed a vote on a backup plan simply repealing the statute, but that idea was on the brink of rejection, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Activists, many members of the clergy, are arrested by U.S. Capitol Police on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after protesting against the Republican health care bill outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks into his office on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 13, 2017. McConnell is planning on rolling out the GOP's revised health care bill, pushing toward a showdown vote next week with opposition within the Republican ranks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Anne Kille of Flemingsburg, Ky., protests the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Protesters wait for the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Hardin County Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Tonya Robinson, of Elizabethtown, Ky., a lung cancer survivor, protests the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Anne Kille, of Flemingsburg, Ky., protests the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Protesters wait for the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Hardin County Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to the audience at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to the audience at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a key opponent of the Republican health care bill, does a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. was forced to delay a vote due to rebellion in his own party, (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)