The Hill reports:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) grew visibly angry and yelled at Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) and other committee Democrats in a fiery exchange during Thursday’s hearing, accusing them of trying to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life.
“If you wanted a FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, you could have come to us,” Graham said after asking Kavanaugh if he knew Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) staff had the allegation of sexual assault against him for more than 20 days.
“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 yelled, his face turning red. “You’ve got nothing to apologize for,” he said, turning to Kavanaugh. “When you see [Supreme Court justices] Sotomayor and Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said hello, ‘cause I voted for them.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC I smell Emmy!
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) September 27, 2018
Lindsey Graham’s argument that the fact that a person is successful and powerful proves he didn’t do bad things in the past is really conservatism boiled down to its essence.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 27, 2018
Nothing makes Lindsey Graham angrier than the idea of someone’s sexual secrets being revealed. #KavanaghHearing
— Ryan J. Davis (@RyanNewYork) September 27, 2018
.@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 REALLY doesn’t want his kompromat to come out.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) September 27, 2018
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 27, 2018
“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted the Democrats opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate testimony. pic.twitter.com/97JYu80lip
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 27, 2018
.@LindseyGrahamSC just had another public meltdown, this time during the hearing. He’s now at a Trump-level of unhinged.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 27, 2018
Lindsey Graham's meltdown just now is one of the most shameless, transparent, and depraved things I've ever seen in politics.
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) September 27, 2018