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Lindsey Graham To Chuck Schumer: ‘If You Wanna Pick Judges,’ Then ‘Win The White House’

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was asked by host Chris Wallace about the possibility that the Democrats would continue the Kavanaugh fight long after the midterm elections:

Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York, who would, if the Democrats take the House, become the House Judiciary Chairman, has already talked about launching an investigation into alleged misconduct by Kavanaugh. Nancy Pelosi said she wants to see the FBI interviews in the second background check. It doesn’t sound like this is gonna end.

Graham replied:

Well, we’ll know in November if that makes sense. I hope everybody running for the House in these purple districts will be asked the question: do you support impeaching Judge Kavanaugh based on five allegations, none of which could be corroborated? Do you want an outcome so badly that you would basically turn the law upside down?

All I can say is that this is going to the streets at the ballot box. I’ve never campaigned against a colleague in my life. That’s about to change. I’m gonna go throughout this country and let people in these, you know, purple states, red states where Trump won know what I think about this process.

When Wallace asked Graham about a list he brought with him to the segment, Graham explained:

Here’s my point. This is a list that was compiled in November, but [Trump] actually put it out during the campaign. There are 20-something people on this list. I’m asking [Senator] Chuck Schumer: name five, name three, name one that would be okay with you.

Brett Kavanaugh was a mainstream judge; I would have chose him if I’d been president. Bush supported him; everybody running for president on our side believed that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch were outstanding conservative jurists.

The other side wants to cancel the election. So Chuck, you want somebody new? Look at this list, and see if there’s anybody you agree to – but what you want to do, Senator Schumer, is to overturn the election and you pick the judges. We’re not gonna let you pick the judges. If you wanna pick judges, then you need to win the White House.

When Obama won, I voted for two judges that he picked. So Chuck Schumer, name one person on this list you think’s acceptable.