Graham tells Kavanaugh 'you've got nothing to apologize for'

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's speech to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh received social media attention Thursday afternoon.

She's part of an anti-Trump conspiracy, she's been paid by George Soros, she's delusional, she was assaulted by someone who looked like Brett Kavanaugh. The race is one of the most contentious (and expensive) in the country for this year's midterm elections, seen as an opportunity for Republicans to grab a seat held by a vulnerable Democrat. "God, I hope you never get it!" a sneering Graham shouted at Democrats, his face growing red. "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".

Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, denied during the hearing that she had leaked Blasey's story to the press earlier this month, explaining that she had honored the psychology professor's request for confidentiality. It contains mildly objectionable language.

"I didn't think it could get any worse than that", the veteran lawmaker told Kavanaugh.

Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that Kavanaugh displayed the temperament "of a man who was innocent". When pressed, he said it was a "phony" question to ask whether he personally saw the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe necessary.

On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., also on the panel, voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate with a one-week delay to allow a FBI investigation of the accusations against him.

"And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy".

He also offered kind words to Kavanaugh. "Let me tell my Democratic friends, if this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees".

The fact that they are speaking out, getting mad and talking about the need for change is a debt owed to the #MeToo movement, which has opened up space for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters to begin a larger conversation about sexism and violence against women.

Graham was responding to Stephanopoulos' playing a video clip showing Democratic Sen. My problem is not with Dr. Ford.

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.

But Graham limited his belief exclusively to Feinstein, saying that he "likes" and "respects" the 85-year-old ranking minority member of the committee, which referred Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate on Friday.

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