South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham may simply have run out of FFFFFs to give following the Kavanaugh hearing. On top of not giving “s**t” about what people think about his support for President Trump’s agenda, the formerly milquetoast Republican is now telling the GOP to not only support Kavanaugh but double-down on him during the midterms should the vote fail on the Senate floor.
Speaking with Sean Hannity on Monday night, Graham expressed confidence that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court; however, should the nominee fail, the senator said the GOP must take it to the people. Fortunately, Graham does not think that scenario will play out, and suggested that the FBI will not discover anything to dissuade Sens. Flake, Murkowski, and Collins from voting in Kavanaugh’s favor.
“Now, what would happen if something really weird did occur and we’re one vote short? Here’s what I would tell the president, I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box,” said Graham. “This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, woe be unto the next person.”
Echoing Kavanaugh, Graham said his failed nomination would set a precedent for qualified people to become subject to vicious smears.
“I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh,” said Graham. “So what would I do? I would re-nominate him, and I would take this case to the American people, and I’d ask voters in Indiana and Missouri and North Dakota and other places where Trump won saying who he would nominate if he got to be president and see if the voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator.”
Indeed, Democratic senators in red states will essentially seal a GOP victory if they vote “No” on Kavanaugh based on current polling.