Lindsey Graham leads the counter-resistance to save Kavanaugh

Lindsey Graham leads the counter-resistance to save Kavanaugh

Lindsey Graham leads the counter-resistance to save Kavanaugh

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Thursday laid out the stakes for Republicans on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's fate in the Senate confirmation process.

After reading a quote from New York Sen.

Graham shook his head and said to Kavanaugh, "I can not imagine what you and your family have gone through".

"Boy, y'all want power". "I hope the American people can see through this sham.If you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics". "The FBI will do a supplemental background investigation (of the Kavanaugh allegations) then I'm going to call for an investigation of what happened in this committee - who betrayed Dr. Ford's trust".

Graham, speaking about his "yes" votes for Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, made clear he would "never do to them what you have done to this guy", rebuking the Democrats of their treatment of Kavanaugh. If this was a Democratic nominee and the accuser came to Lindsey Graham's office and somebody in my office recommended a conservative activist lawyer. Expected to endure, no matter the insincere platitudes from Republicans like committee Chair Chuck Grassley, who dimly understood that attacking the victim wouldn't help him.

Kavanaugh and Ford appeared before the judiciary panel on Thursday. He's right: "The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy".

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This won't interfere with Graham's plans to launch partisan hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2019, but it's recent history the rest of us should keep in mind as his antics grow more brazen.

Another woman said, "This same kind of sexual assault happened to me twice in high school in the 1970s - very similar scenario". Graham said. "What house are they going to go to?"

"Brett's assault on me drastically altered my life", Ford told the committee.

They'll claim White House interference, and even protest that it wasn't a criminal investigation - though that was never in the cards, since there's no remotely credible claim Kavanaugh ever broke federal law.

Cotton said on "Face the Nation" that Feinstein and other Democrats are to blame if the political furor over Ford's accusations causes women to be more fearful about reporting sexual assault, reported Politico.

Nevertheless, she added, "I don't expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that".

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