I’ve never been a fan of Lindsey Graham – to me, he’s always been John McCain’s sidekick that would trot by his side to the nearest camera, like a loyal pup and ‘ditto’ everything the elder senator said. He was mediocre as a presidential candidate in 2015 and one of the early ones to go.
So to see him Thursday with a fire in his gut and spewing like a volcano was quite a surprise. That’s not an over-exaggerated headline because for a minute there, I thought he was going to blow a vein. Graham started out calm, and then the longer he talked, the louder he got, and just looking at his face, you could see how completely disgusted he is with the situation that Feinstein and her cohorts in crime have created.
While looking at the Democrats on the committee, he said:
“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.”
Then he turned and looked at Judge Kavanaugh and said:
“You’ve got nothing to apologize for. When you see Sotomayor and Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said ‘hello’ because I voted for them. I would never do to them what you’ve done to this guy.”
Looking again at the Democrats on the panel, he said:
This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics. Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham — that you knew about it and you held it. You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford. None.
Turning toward Kavanaugh again, “She’s as much of a victim as you are.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders praised Graham, saying he “has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined. God bless him.”
Today they vote on Kavanaugh and I know which way Graham is voting and I hope his volcanic moment swayed the fence-sitters to come into the light. I still wouldn’t want him as our president, but Thursday he did us proud. He spoke up and he spoke the truth. Sarah got it right – God bless him.