Judge Kavanaugh and Senator Lindsey Graham Fight Back Against Democrats

Judge Brett Kavanaugh fought back against the Democrats with a passionate defense of his character likely saving his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh’s opening statement set the aggressive tone against the Democrats which he maintained throughout the hearing.

Fox News reports:

Kavanaugh let loose in his hearing appearance, abandoning much of his prepared remarks to blast the process as a “disgrace” and a “circus,” and later sparring with Democratic senators. The hearing ended Thursday evening after eight hours worth of testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh.

“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” Kavanaugh told the committee. “The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process. But you have replaced advise and consent with search and destroy.”

The Supreme Court nominee received a huge boost from South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who delivered a decimating statement against the Democrats.

Graham, in a passionate statement, called out the Democrats for playing politics with the confirmation process.

The New York Times reports:

“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020,” Mr. Graham, red-faced and dropping all pretenses of legislative comity, yelled at his Democratic colleagues. “This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics.”

With those words, Mr. Graham all but cemented a slow-motion public political transformation over the past two years — from an anti-Trump, maverick Republican senator who often sought legislative compromise to Mr. Trump’s closest ally and most ardent defender.

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt Tweeted Graham’s statement:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulated Graham in a Tweet:

President Trump also complimented Kavanaugh:

The effort by Kavanaugh and Graham exposed the Democrats strategy of character assassination to block President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

The Democrats clearly overplayed their hand and it could negatively impact their prospects in the midterm elections.