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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., the headlines Thursday eclipsed for his outbreak in the democratic questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — but now he says that his former colleagues would have John McCain’s temper, his anger.
Graham blasted Senate Democrats during a hearing on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, who has repeatedly denied. Kavanaugh’s testimony, according to Christine Blasey Ford, the attacked says Ford was her in a high-school party in the year 1982, testifies to the Senate judiciary Committee.
An angry Graham sharply criticized Democrats for what he cast as their attempts to destroy Kavanaugh for political purposes.
“Boy y’all want the power of God, I hope that you get it never, I hope the American people see through this Farce,” he cried.
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“My Republican colleagues,” Graham said. “If you don’t vote, you legitimise the user what is most despicable I’ve ever seen in my time in politics.”
In Thursday’s blow-up, Graham and his own party, highlighted, cross-strip, noting that he had voted in favour of both the former President Barack Obama, the Supreme court picks.
“If you [said justice Sonia] Sotomayor and [justice Elena] Kagan, tell ’em Lindsey Hello, because I have for you,” he said Kavanaugh, before heading back to Democrats. “I would never do to you what you have done to this guy.”
“This is not a job interview, this is hell,” he added.
The fiery Explosion from the Republican known for his work across the aisle with Democrats immediately drew praise from conservatives and the White house.
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But others, especially left-wing commentators, attacked Graham and suggested that he had changed since the death of Arizona Sen. John McCain. McCain died last month after battling brain cancer, and the two became close friends, often working together in their cross-party efforts.
Former McCain Advisor Steve Schmidt said on MSNBC on Thursday that Graham was “damaged”.
“He is corrupted by ambition and corrupted by the policy, and it is tragic, because in this country a statesman could now. And Lindsey Graham, for a long time, was on a path that he will be this person , then he would be a figure of courage. He was a serious person in a frivolous time.””
“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, meanwhile, Graham with gone accused “of John McCain’s wingman in the policy to Donald Trump’s carnival barker.”
Left-wing HBO host Bill Maher said on Friday that Graham was “the stabilizing influence of his dead friend,” an apparent reference to McCain.
But Graham, vorausahnt maybe some of the criticism, dismissed such claims, saying that McCain would be ‘ s been in trouble, so large in the hearing, “he would have me look like a choir boy”, according to The state.
The outlet reported that, in fact, it was McCain who taught him, and choose his battles.
“I was hot as a fire, and then I met John. And John said … “. You got capital”, “use”,” Graham said. “I wanted to use whatever capital I had things to do, and I’ll do that.”
But he also admitted that he “got emotional” during the hearing: “I’m already mad.”
Republicans on Friday agreed to a delay in a Senate vote to allow for a limited amount of FBI investigation after a request by Arizona sen. Jeff Flake.
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.