See Lindsey Graham scorch Democrats

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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a moderate Democrat, said late Thursday that he was voting "no" and was concerned about the message the vote would send to the nation's sons and daughters.

"I know I'm a single white male from SC, and I'm told I should shut up, but I will not shut up, if that's OK".

The Republican president has fiercely defended his pick - but also said he was open to changing his mind depending on the hearing.

Even Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the bedroom when Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, has not denied that such an episode took place.

Nevertheless, she added, "I don't expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that". Lindsey Graham of SC, who told the judge straight out, "You've got nothing to apologize for".

The senator added, "I find it offensive that if somebody defends themselves against wholesale character assassination trying to destroy him and his family, that - the temperament I saw was a man who was innocent, who was rightly offended by being destroyed for a political goal". During the earlier session with Ms. Blasey Ford, Republicans deferred to a female sex-crimes prosecutor hired specifically to ask questions.

Ordinary people - especially women - should be throwing "temper tantrums", as Arroyo calls it, in such demeaning, sexist language. Graham appeared eager to speak himself, however, when it came time to question Kavanaugh, and several Republicans followed his lead.

Graham shook his head and said to Kavanaugh, "I can not imagine what you and your family have gone through". "I'd never do to them what you've done to this guy".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told "Fox News Sunday" that the White House was "not micromanaging the process" regarding the FBI's probe.

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Swetnick claims she was at a party when she was in college and Kavanaugh was in high school where she was the victim of a gang rape and Kavanaugh was present. Lindsey Graham to have a temper tantrum and twice reference fallen television icon Bill Cosby.

He accused Democrats further of trying to use the allegations against Kavanaugh to delay the confirmation process and ultimately prevent President Donald Trump from getting Kavanaugh on the court.

Sen. Lindsey Graham responded to Christine Blasey Ford's testimony on Thursday by sending a threat to Democrats: "If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees", he said.

"This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics", Graham lashed out, accusing Democrats of deliberately withholding Blasey Ford's assault allegations until the conservative judge's confirmation process was almost complete. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

"God helps us all as Republicans", Graham said to reporters.

Trump on Friday ordered the FBI to conduct a limited "supplemental background" investigation into the matter.

"The FBI is going to tell us what?"

"They have to do what they think is right", he said at the White House.

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