Lindsay Graham unloads on Democrat senators unethical sham
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) grew visibly angry and yelled at Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) and other committee Democrats in a fiery exchange during Thursday’s hearing, accusing them of trying to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life.I am glad he did this. I have been waiting for days to see Republicans fight back against the most unethical treatment of a nominee in history. This has been worse than they treated Bork and Clarence Thomas. The Democrats in the Senate deserve every bit of this criticism and more.
“If you wanted a FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, you could have come to us," Graham said after asking Kavanaugh if he knew Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) staff had the allegation of sexual assault against him for more than 20 days.
"What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that not me,” Graham yelled, his face turning red.
“You’ve got nothing to apologize for,” he said, turning to Kavanaugh. “When you see [Supreme Court justices] Sotomayor and Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said hello, ‘cause I voted for them."
Turning back to the Durbin and Feinstein, Graham added, “I would never do to them what you do this guy.”
Graham called the fight over Kavanaugh’s confirmation the most "unethical sham" he’s seen since he’s been in politics.
“And if you really wanted to know the truth you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to this guy,” he said.
Turning to his GOP colleagues, Graham vowed: "If you vote 'no' you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics."
The South Carolina Republican also said he hopes Democrats never regain control of the Senate.
“Boy, you all want power, God, I hope you never get it,” he said. “I hope the American people can see through this sham. That you knew about it and you held it."
I think Republican voters feel the same way about these unethical Democrats and their smear tactics. In 2018 in every Senate race, Republicans get to also vote against anyone who would put these monsters in the majority.