Nov 07 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the midterm elections and how it was impacted by the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“What has been referred to as the ‘Kavanaugh Effect’ should actually be called ‘Kavanaugh’s Revenge.’
“Virtually all Senate Democrats running in Trump states who voted against Brett Kavanaugh were defeated. Their constituents held them responsible for being part of a despicable smear campaign orchestrated by the left.
“These Democrats showed more allegiance to the left than to their constituents who support qualified, conservative judges like Brett Kavanaugh. Their votes against Kavanaugh crystallized how out of touch they had become on major issues in the eyes of their constituents who supported President Trump.
“Liberal Democratic Senators and activists efforts to destroy Brett Kavanaugh ended up destroying Red State Democrats. Hopefully this resounding rejection of the Kavanaugh smear campaign by voters will make it less likely that this will occur again in the future.
“Finally, the lone Democrat who voted for Brett Kavanaugh – West Virginia’s Joe Manchin – won reelection by three points. I’m confident that if he had voted no, he would have lost his race too.”