Sep 05 2018

Graham Questions SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the second day of Supreme Court hearings.

  • GRAHAM: “So describe the difference between Brett Kavanaugh the man and Brett Kavanaugh the judge.”
KAVANAUGH: “Well, as a man I’m trying to do what I can in community service, as a dad, as a coach, as a volunteer, as a teacher, as a husband and serving meals to the homeless. The one thing, Senator, you know we’re all God’s children, we’re all equal… I just bring that into the judging, I think I judge based on the law. How does that [volunteering] affect me as a judge? I think, first of all, just standing in the shoes of others. We could all be that homeless person. We could all be that kid who needs a more structured educational environment.”
GRAHAM: “If you don’t mind… what did you tell your children yesterday about the hearing?”
KAVANAUGH: “… I’ll tell [you] what they told me. They gave me a big hug and said ‘good job Daddy.’”

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018 – Graham’s birthday – at 9:00 pm: 

GRAHAM: “By 9:23 [Senator] Chuck Schumer says, ‘I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh.’

“By 9:25 Senator [Kamala] Harris, ‘Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee Judge Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to the rights and health care of hundreds of millions of Americans.  I will oppose his nomination.’ [Senator] Elizabeth Warren at 9:55, ‘Brett Kavanaugh’s record as a judge and a lawyer is clearly hostile to health care for millions…opposed to the CFPB…..corporate accountability…thinks President Trump is above the law.’ On and on and on. [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi at 10:11.  [Senator] Bernie Sanders at 10:18, ‘If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court it will have profoundly negative effect on workers’ rights, women’s rights, and voting rights for decades to come.’ All I can say, within an hour and 18 minutes of your nomination you became the biggest threat to democracy in the eyes of some of the most partisan people in the country…”