Lindsey Graham on Kavanaugh Process: If This Is Not Bottom, ‘God Help Us All’

 

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today echoed comments he made last week about how low he thinks things have gotten in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process.

Graham, you’ll recall, went on a tear at the Kavanaugh hearing last week against Democrats and called the proceedings an unethical sham.

He said today, “If this is the new normal, God help us all… Taking Kavanaugh down would unleash forces from the darkest side of American politics in perpetuity.”

At one point Graham was asked about President Donald Trump‘s comments that it’s a “very scary time for young men in America” and he said, “I think it’s a scary time for principles. A woman can be accused of something. You could be accused of doing something to a child, any of us could. The accusation should always be listened to. Man or woman. And sexual violence is not just limited to men on women. Men are abused by men sometimes. So it’s about a process. It’s about encouraging people to come forward who have been treated badly.”

He continued:

“I’ve been a lawyer, and the law––I enjoy politics. I am privileged to represent South Carolina, but I love the law. It keeps us different from other countries. It’s a place no matter high and mighty you are, you can still be challenged. As a president, you can be challenged. As a nominee to the Supreme Court, you can be challenged. But just because there’s a challenge, that’s not enough, so we’ll see where this goes. I think he’s gonna be just fine, in terms of the vote. I don’t think he’ll ever be the same. I think he will be a great judge for the court. An maybe, maybe… this is a turning point. This is bottom. If this is not bottom, God help us all.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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