Lindsey Graham tears into Democrats over 'sham' Kavanaugh hearing

Sen. Lindsey Graham got really, really mad at the Kavanaugh hearing

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has had a busy week of calling out Democrat hypocrisy over the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh and he didn't take Sunday off.

Kavanaugh and another of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, testified publicly before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY called the hearing fundamentally "unfair" to Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were in high school. And the ugly us-versus-them tribalism of the modern-day GOP escalated with Kavanaugh's nomination and the overt partisanship that Kavanaugh, Graham and other Republicans brought to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27. "But let me tell you my Democratic friends: if this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees". You should be ashamed...

At times, they implored Kavanaugh himself to call on White House counsel Don McGahn to urge President Donald Trump to instruct the FBI to initiate an investigation.

It seems Sen. Graham's viral remarks at Thursday's hearing portended decisive action.
"I'd never do to them what you've done to this guy", Graham added.

Graham also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation would talk to people whom Ford said were "witnesses", an apparent reference to people she said were at the small party where she was allegedly assaulted.




He found it in Republican Sen. "Boy, you all want power", he said to the Democrats. "If you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy". "Maybe she didn't, but that was the worst body language I've ever seen". "I hope the American people can see through this sham, that you knew about it and you held it".

Flake says he too empathizes with Kavanaugh's anger.

"If the party described by Dr. Ford happened in the summer of 1982 on a weekend night my calendar shows all but definitively that I was not there", he said.

While Ford's testimony was compelling and her countenance likable - Hatch called her "attractive" and a good witness - her testimony did not appear to dramatically alter the political dynamic on his confirmation vote.

Kavanaugh said he did not question that Ford was assaulted, but said, "I have never done this to her or to anyone". His powerhouse speech not only supported Kavanaugh and not only scolded Democrats; he rallied his Republican colleagues behind the nominee. They want to run out the clock until the midterm elections, when they hope to retake the Senate and block Trump from putting anyone on the Supreme Court.

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