During the hearing for Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham exploded on Democrats for their treatment of the judge and his family. Graham is usually a very reserved man but he went off.
CBS News reports:
Graham unleashes his fury on Democrats in Kavanaugh hearing
Graham declined to defer to prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, selected by the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans to question Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Instead, Graham eviscerated Democrats for their handling of the allegations against Kavanaugh, saying they’re willing to destroy Kavanaugh’s life for their own political ends.
“If you wanted an FBI investigation you coulda come to us,” Graham said, after Democrats on the committee have called for an FBI investigation into Ford’s claims. “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.”
“You’ve got nothing to apologize for. When you see Sotomayor and Kagan tell them that Lindsey said hello,” Graham said, referring to Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. “Because I voted for them. I would never do to them what you’ve done to this guy. This is the most unethical sham since I’ve 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.”
See the video below:
.@LindseyGrahamSC : "When you see Sotomayor and Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said hello cause I voted for them. I would never do to them what you've done to this guy. This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics." pic.twitter.com/0uLjUWS7O1
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Graham spoke for a lot of Conservatives when he said that.