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Graham: Kavanaugh will be confirmed with 55 or more votes

Graham: Kavanaugh will be confirmed with 55 or more votes
© Greg Nash

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDespite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill GOP urges Trump not to tank defense bill over tech fight Republican frustration builds over Cabinet picks MORE (R-S.C.) on Sunday predicted that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would receive the support of multiple Democrats and be easily confirmed. 

Graham said on "Fox News Sunday" that he believes at least 55 senators will vote to confirm Kavanaugh if the nominee does well in his confirmation hearings, which begin this week. 

To receive 55 votes, Kavanaugh would need the support of at least four Democrats. The Republicans currently hold a 50-49 majority in the Senate, which will increase to 51-49 when Gov. Doug Ducey (R) appoints the replacement for the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainChoking — not cheating — was Trump's undoing Gabby Giffords congratulates Mark Kelly with throwback photo of her own swearing-in McConnell in tough position as House eyes earmark return MORE (R-Ariz.). 

"I think there are a handful of Democrats who will vote for Judge Kavanaugh and maybe even more," Graham said. "If you’re looking to a Republican president to pick a qualified conservative, he would be on the top of anyone’s list.”

Kavanaugh will face three days of confirmation hearings beginning Tuesday. He will appear for two marathon days of grilling on Wednesday and Thursday when he appears in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Graham is a member of that panel.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE in July nominated Kavanaugh to the succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement.

Graham also said Sunday that there will be "no drama" at hearings.

“We’re going to get this good man confirmed," Graham said.