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 GrahamHouse Judiciary chair threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn’t supply McCabe memos by Tuesday Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ Graham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump 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 McCainTrump hits McCain on ObamaCare vote GOP, White House start playing midterm blame game Arizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ 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 TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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.