Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said that if he were president, he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh again if he fails to get confirmed by the Senate.
Graham would try to make it an midterm election issue during an appearance on “Hannity” on Fox News Monday night.
“I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box,” Graham said. “This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we will be on to the next person. I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh.”
He added, “So what would I do? I would renominate 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.”
Graham has been a major supporter of Kavanaugh. Graham went a fiery rant about how unfairly Kavanaugh was being treated during the judge’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The senator has also criticized the media’s coverage of the accusations. (RELATED: Sen. Graham: NBC Has Been A ‘Co-Conspirator In The Destruction Of Kavanaugh’)
“This would be an appeal from a political body to the people who put us here and see if these Trump states that elected President Trump would do exactly what he is doing on cutting taxes and appointing conservative judges, if they are OK with the decision of their senator,” Graham continued. “I don’t think we’re going to get there. I think we will get 50-plus, but if we fell one vote short for the good of the nation, I would appeal this to the people of the country and let them have a say.”
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