Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Thursday laid out the stakes for Republicans on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fate in the Senate confirmation process.
“Let me put it this way to my Republican colleagues,” Graham told reporters. “If this becomes the new standard, where you have an accusation for weeks; you drop it right before the hearing; you withhold from the committee a chance to do this in a professional, timely fashion; when they publicly say that their goal is to delay the vote, get the Senate back in 2018, to make sure he can’t fill the seat, they’re publicly saying that; I don’t want to reward that kind of behavior. I think we’ve been very fair.”
“If you can ignore everything in this record, looking at an allegation that’s 35 years old, that’s uncertain in time, place, date, and no corroboration, if that’s enough for you, God help us all as Republicans. Because this happens to us; it never happens to them.”
“But let me tell my Democratic friends: If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees.”
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