In an epic takedown today during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham slammed Senate Democrats for their brutal campaign of character assassination of the nominee for the Supreme Court.
Graham delivered a fierce and intense speech against his Senate Democrats, accusing them, rightly, of trying to destroy Judge Kavanaugh’s life in order to keep a Supreme Court seat vacant and hope they win in 2020.
“If you wanted an FBI investigation you could have come to us. 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 shouted. “This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics and if you really wanted to know the truth, you certainly wouldn’t have done what you did to this guy.”
“Boy y’all want power, God I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham, that you knew about it and you held it, you had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford, none!” he added. “I hate to say it because these have been my friends, but if you were looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time.”
BREAKING: Sen. Graham breaks from letting the woman prosecutor do questioning for Republican senators, and delivers an angered and impassioned defense of Judge Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/Ql3aUUM8lQ
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“I’m really upset that they knew about this in August and never told anybody,” Graham told reporters outside the hearing room following Ford’s testimony Thursday. “I’m really upset that [Feinstein] believed this was a credible allegation, [and] that you wouldn’t do Mr. Judge Kavanaugh the service of saying, ‘I’ve got this, what’s your side of the story.’”
“If this becomes the new standard, where you have an accusation for weeks, you drop it right before the hearing, you withhold from the committee a chance to do this in a professional, timely fashion, when they publicly say that their goal is to delay the vote … I don’t wanna reward that kind of behavior,” Graham told reporters afterwards.
Graham then issued a stark warning to Democrats.
“Let me tell you, my Democratic friends,” Graham said. “If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees.”