Graham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh

Graham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Dems look for traction following Barr-Mueller findings Senate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' Top Senate Judiciary Dem asks Barr to hand over full Mueller report by April 1 MORE (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that he hopes Democrats "get their ass kicked" in the November midterm elections for their behavior in the fight over Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court wades back into partisan gerrymandering Senate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' Sexual assault prevention group names Christine Blasey Ford person of the year MORE's confirmation.

"There’s this race before Kavanaugh, there’s 2018 after Kavanaugh," Graham said at an event for the conservative Heritage Foundation. "I hope they get their ass kicked for the way they behaved."

Graham, a vocal defender of Kavanaugh during his brutal confirmation fight, launched into a fiery speech during the nominee's hours-long appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month to respond to allegations of sexual assault. 

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The South Carolina lawmaker predicted during the event Tuesday focused on the Kavanaugh confirmation fight that Democrats would suffer in the November midterms over their response to his nomination, which he said "went too far."

"Everything is breaking our way," Graham declared.

"If you had asked ... Heritage to come up with a plan to get Sean Hannity to raise money for [Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Dems look for traction following Barr-Mueller findings Senate rejection of Green New Deal won't slow Americans' desire for climate action Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks MORE (R-Maine)] on the radio, nobody could've done it," he quipped, referring to the moderate GOP senator whose support clinched the number of votes needed to confirm Kavanaugh.

"So to the Democrats, thank you very much for doing something we could never do."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Dems look for traction following Barr-Mueller findings Senate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' Senate gears up for Green New Deal vote MORE (R-Ky.) also spoke about the Kavanaugh fight during the Heritage event Tuesday.