Graham: Kavanaugh will be confirmed with 55 or more votes

Graham: Kavanaugh will be confirmed with 55 or more votes
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview 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 McCainPence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech Mark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers wait for Trump's next move on border deal 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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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.