Lindsey Graham: The most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics (video)
WASHINGTON: Instead of Communism, the 2018 version of the McCarthy hearings are about beer and yearbooks. And it has taken the soft-spoken southern gentleman from South Carolina to speak power to truth.
.@LindseyGrahamSC has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined. God bless him.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 27, 2018
Lindsey Graham Transcript
Sen. Lindsey Graham:
Are you aware that at 9:23 pm on the night of July the 9th, the day you were nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump, Senator [Chuck] Schumer said 23 minutes after your nomination, “I’ll oppose judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything, I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less.” If you weren’t aware of it, you are now.
Did you meet with Sen. Dianne Feinstein on August 20th?
I did meet with Sen. Feinstein.
Did you know that her staff had already recommended a lawyer to Dr. Ford?
I did not know that.
Did you know that her and her staff had this allegation for over 20 days?
I did not know that at the time.
If you wanted an FBI investigation, you could have come to us. What you [Democrats] want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that. Not me.
You got nothing to apologize for. When [you see] Sotomayer and Kagan, say hello because I voted for them. I’d never do to them what you’ve done to this guy. This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics and if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to this guy. Are you a gang rapist?
I cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through. Boy, you [Democrats] all want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham. That you knew about it and you held it. You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford. None.
She’s as much of a victim as you are. God, I hate to say it because these have been my friends, but let me tell you, when it comes to this, you’re looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend. Do you consider this a job interview?
The advice and consent rule is like —
Do you consider that you’ve been through a job interview?
I’ve been through a process of advice and consent under the Constitution which —
Would you say you’ve been through hell?
I’ve been through hell and then some.
This is not a job interview.
This is hell. This is going to destroy the ability of good people to come forward because of this crap. Your high school yearbook. You have interacted with professional women all your life, not one accusation. You’re supposed to be Bill Cosby when you’re a junior and senior in high school. And all of a sudden you got over it. It’s been my understanding that if you drug women and rape them for two years in high school, you probably don’t stop.
Here’s my understanding. If you lived a good life, people would recognize it like the American bar association has the gold standard. “His integrity is absolutely unquestioned. He is the very circumspect in his personal conduct, harbors no biases or prejudices. Entirely ethical. Is a really decent person. Is warm, friendly, unassuming. He’s the nicest person” …
One thing I can you should be proud of, Ashley, you should be proud of this. That you raised a daughter who had the good character to pray for Dr. Ford. To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics. …
I hope you’re on the Supreme Court. That’s exactly where you should be. And I hope that the American people will see through this charade. And I wish you well. You well. And I intend to vote for you, and I hope everybody who’s fair minded will.
The McCarthy Senate Hearings
Senator Joseph McCarthy came to national prominence in February 1950 during a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, in which he claimed to have a list of 205 State Department employees who were members of the Communist Party. McCarthy claimed the list was provided to and dismissed by then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson, saying that the “State Department harbors a nest of Communists and Communist sympathizers who are helping to shape our foreign policy”.
Like liberals quest to destroy America’s very democracy as well as conservatives and white men, McCarthy, during the late 1940s and early 1950s, spent almost five years trying to expose alleged communists and other left-wing “loyalty risks” in the U.S. government. He destroyed lives, without uncovering communists.
McCarthy’s accusations were so intimidating that few people dared to speak out against him. There is a strong parallel between the wild accusations of McCarthy and the Democrat-backed Christine Blasey Ford.
The Democrats feckless bid to regain power and protect abortion
The hearings this morning, followed by this afternoons session with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, are shining a light on just how desperate liberals are to regain power over the Supreme Court and their fear over Roe v Wade being overturned.
Senator Graham’s ire over the treatment of SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh runs deep. He mentioned that the people on the Senate Committee have been his friends and colleagues, now he rues the day they ever get the power they so desperately seek. That they are willing to lie and cheat for.
And just what was in the envelope that was passed from Rep. Shelia Jackson to Ford’s attorney? Is it the answer to “who paid for Ford’s polygraph? Travel expenses?”
WATCH: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Slips Envelope To Dr. Ford’s Lawyer Following Hearing pic.twitter.com/TG2b0KGVvQ
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 27, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.) anger has been building steadily. Despite being an opponent to candidate Donald Trump, he now supports the President, realizing it is best to work toward what is best for the American people.
Senator Lindsey Graham recongizes that his job is be a Senator and leader to and for the American people. Not to seek his own personal power through lies, allegations and grandstanding.
Following Ford’s appearance, Graham vented to reporters about what he saw as a Democratic conspiracy to keep Brett Kavanaugh from the high court.
But it wasn’t until Kavanaugh himself was questioned by Democrats on the committee that Graham’s anger really boiled over.
After Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Mich., asked Kavanaugh to request an F.B.I. investigation into charges of sexual assault to try to clear his name, Graham broke from the agreement among Republican senators to have prosecutor Rachel Mitchell ask their questions for them, and fired off his own view on whether an investigation should be launched.
“If you wanted an FBI investigation you could have come to us. What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that, not me,” Graham said, before turning back to Kavanaugh. “You’ve got nothing to apologize for. When you see [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor and [Justice Elena] Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said hello, because I voted for them.”
To be clear, an FBI investigation in this matter would not answer the questions before the committee.
It would delay Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Democrats play is that by delaying the appointment, they have a chance to keep Kennedy’s seat open until 2020.
Returning his ire to Durbin and the Democrats questioning Kavanaugh, Graham, red-faced and animated, continued his fire.
“I would never do to them what you’ve done to this guy. This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics,” Graham shouted. “And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to this guy. Are you a gang rapist?”
“No,” Kavanaugh responded.
“I cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through,” Graham continued. “Boy you all want power. God I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham.”