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 GrahamSeveral GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief 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 KavanaughMcConnell has 17-point lead over Democratic challenger McGrath: poll Davis: My recommendation for vice president on Biden ticket Kavanaugh urged Supreme Court to avoid decisions on Trump finances, abortion: report 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 CollinsCoronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority From a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus 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 McConnellTrump signs executive orders after coronavirus relief talks falter Coronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority Coronavirus talks collapse as negotiators fail to reach deal MORE (R-Ky.) also spoke about the Kavanaugh fight during the Heritage event Tuesday.