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 GrahamTrump declassification move unnerves Democrats Climate change is a GOP issue, too New Yorker cover titled 'The Shining' shows Graham, McConnell, Barr polishing Trump's shoes 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 KavanaughMurkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests 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. 


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 - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Collins offering bill to boost battery research as GOP pushes energy 'innovation' Biden says Congress must move to protect abortion rights 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 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions What if 2020 election is disputed? Immigration bills move forward amid political upheaval MORE (R-Ky.) also spoke about the Kavanaugh fight during the Heritage event Tuesday.