Lindsey Graham drops ferocious warning to Dems on their future SCOTUS nominees

The frustration many in U.S. feel right now							
			October 2nd 2018						by		S. E. Cupp Tribune News Service
										 in Opinion Columns

The frustration many in U.S. feel right now October 2nd 2018 by S. E. Cupp Tribune News Service in Opinion Columns

Lindsey Graham to have a temper tantrum and twice reference fallen television icon Bill Cosby.

Angrily jabbing his finger towards his Democratic colleagues, Graham urged his camp to close ranks behind Donald Trump's embattled nominee - whose confirmation will hinge on a handful of Republican votes in the Senate.

".@LindseyGrahamSC has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined".

"Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it!" a sneering Graham shouted at Democrats, his face growing red. "She's as much of a victim as you are", he said, turning back to Kavanaugh. It contains mildly objectionable language. Graham went after Democrats over their treatment of their own witness, Christine Blasey Ford.

"I hope you're on the Supreme Court". He told Roll Call in August that he's "appalled" by the FBI's handling of the Clinton investigation, adding, "I promise you that the people who put the Clinton investigation in the tank, they're going to have their day too". I know dozens of people who've suffered far more horribly in the ordinary course of human experience than anything Blasey Ford alleges who endured no psychological damage whatsoever.

After lambasting Ford's allegation as a "case [that] won't be brought in Maryland or anywhere else", Graham called the precedent established by Kavanaugh's confirmation "the end of any concept of the rule of law".

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.

Several women in the audience stood up when Ford finished testifying after more than four hours and said loudly, "Thank you, Dr. Ford!" "The one thing I can tell you should be proud of - Ashley, you should be proud of this - that you raised a daughter who had the good character to pray for Dr. Ford".

It also gives cover to red state Democrats like Sens.

Kavanaugh has strongly and categorically denied that he has ever committed sexual assault or sexual misconduct.

House Democrats warn that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, they could investigate him themselves if they manage to take control of the House of Representatives in November. "I don't know when and where, but it wasn't Brett Kavanaugh".

Hatch said the hearing was "worse" than the 1991 hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - which Hatch also participated in and which led to a surge in the number of women elected to Congress the next year.

Graham personally addressed Kavanaugh to apologize for the questioning of his high school yearbook comments and his beer drinking habits.

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