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Sen. Graham slams Democrats defended Kavanaugh
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., accuses the Democrats of an “unethical sham,” says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has nothing to apologize for, calls for fellow Republicans to vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., a fiery broadside against the Senate Democrats for their handling of sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh has great praise from conservatives, some of which once dismissed him as a “RINO” because of his views on immigration.
Graham exploded for Democrats in the Senate judiciary Committee Thursday hours in the hearing included Kavanaugh and Prosecutor Christine Blasey Ford, testified had been nominated to the Supreme court, assaulted in a high school party. Kavanaugh denied the claims.
An angry Graham sharply criticized Democrats for what he cast as their attempts to destroy Kavanaugh for political purposes.
Red in the face, gnashing of teeth, and his whole body was shaking, Graham accused the Democrats of running “the immoral hypocrisy, since I have been in politics.”
“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.
“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.”
Graham has long been known as one of the cross-party Republican senators break ranks to vote with the Democrats and come to prepare the table deals, especially on immigration. Such attitudes have often labelling him a RINO, or Republican in name Only get him in trouble with the base.
But Graham always has a process allied with President Trump in the last few months, whether on the Russia probe or the Supreme court confirmation.
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 dramatic moment that Graham later told Fox News ‘” Sean Hannity was unplanned, has formed part of a vigorous defense Kavanaugh, encouraged the conservatives are looking for Republicans, and finally Democrats attack after days spent mostly on defense.
The outbreak immediately drew praise from the White house, as well. Counselor Kelly Anne Conway praised Graham for “sore the outrageous and unfair treatment” from Kavanaugh, during the press-Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Graham “has more decency and courage than any Democrat member of the Committee.”
“God bless him,” she said.
Graham and trump hold almost entirely different views on immigration — where Trump has a hard-line stance focuses on border protection and the limits of migration and the South Carolina senator Lindsey Grahamnesty was called “” by the conservatives for his support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. But the two share a willingness to buck traditional GOP Orthodoxy, and, apparently, some of the similarities.
Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in his book “fear” draws to a close, if occasionally rocky relationship between the two, with regular trips to the Golf course, and Graham sought by trump for advice in foreign policy in particular.
In public, Graham suggested Trump should replace attorney General Jeff Sessions tweeted by the pair of the feud — comments Trump. He has also secured Trump’s stance on the FBI probe, which in the Russian interference in the election of 2016.
LINDSEY GRAHAM LISTEN TO THE TEARS INTO THE DEMOCRATS ‘SHAM’
“A word of warning to the General public, a lot of people, to condemn the attempt and President of the Trump-not so fast. I’ve seen no evidence of collusion after two years. [FBI-Special Counsel Robert] Mueller is looking at it, we’ll see what he says,” he said on “Fox & Friends” in the last month. “A lot of corruption in the Ministry of justice and the FBI, it should be stunning and not to worry about a Democrat it seems.”
This month, he Trump praised said his achievements in office, that “we have one of the strongest economies in modern history.”
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh noted this week that since the death of Graham’s friend Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Graham sounds like a “different guy.”
“He took the lead on things and he has become one of the largest and most effective defender of the trump in the Senate of the United States. Go figure,” Limbaugh said.
To help Graham’s move, pre-Trump marked the embattled Supreme court pick is a significant departure from the campaign, where Trump and Graham had often repeated, and Trump had even destroyed from Graham’s phone number on the stage — a mobile phone, Graham later in a viral video.
On Friday morning, Graham said on “Fox & Friends” that he had spoken to the President on Thursday night, and he was very flattering. He also refers to the campaign of dox.
“I the President said,” I’m going to give you my new number, only to hang him,'” he laughed.
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.