Lindsey Graham Refuses to 'Shut up' and Gives Another Fiery Defense of 'Good Man' Kavanaugh Ahead of Vote

As the Senate Judiciary Committee met on Friday to vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to Supreme Court, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended the Supreme Court nominee while slamming Democrats.

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On Thursday, the Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh testified following Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh that during a gathering in the early 1980’s, he sexually assaulted her — Kavanaugh “immediately, categorically, and unequivocally” denied the accusations.
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Graham expressed that what has happened to the Supreme Court nominee has threatened to “tear this country apart,” forever changing the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported.

“This has never been about the truth. This has been about delay and destruction. And if we reward this, it is the end of good people wanting to be judges. It is the end of any concept of the rule of law. It is the beginning of a process that will tear this country apart.”

“I’ve been told I should shut up but I will not shut up, if that’s okay,” Graham said during Kavanaugh’s hearing on Friday.

Graham shared about President Donald Trump winning the presidential election and says, “I’ll try to help him where I can.”

“I’ve been doing this legal stuff most of my life. I’ve never heard a more compelling defense of one’s honor and integrity than I did from Brett Kavanaugh,” Graham said.

Graham also addressed that he felt sorry for Ford, however, he doesn’t believe it was Kavanaugh who sexually assaulted her.

“All I can about Ms. Ford — I feel sorry for her, and I do believe something happened to her, and I don’t know when and where, but I don’t believe it was Brett Kavanaugh.”

“In America, before you can accuse somebody of a crime, you have to tell them when it happened and where it happened, and you have to probe beyond a reasonable doubt it didn’t happen,” Graham added.

“I’m going to vote yes, and I’m going to tell his two daughters that I’m proud of your dad, and I really, really believe he’s a good man,” Graham said. “And I’m going to tell Dr. Ford I am sorry you had to go through this, too.”

In Thursday’s hearing where Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate, Graham was unhappy with the way Democrats handled the accusations.

“If you vote no, you are legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics. You [Democrats] want this seat? I hope you never get it. I wish [Judge Kavanaugh] well, and I intend to vote for you, and I hope everybody who’s fair-minded will.”