Like a bolt-of-lightning out of the heavens, Senator Lindsey Graham unleashed his pent-up frustration directly on his Senate colleagues across the aisle. His emotional unscripted tirade captured the essence of what most American’s viewing this shameless exhibition were feeling.
Graham was visibly angry at witnessing the crucifixion of Judge Kavanaugh by a smug gang of progressive Democrats and unleashed a blistering attack:
“This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics. And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to this guy.”
The Senator then referenced the 11th-hour hit-job by someone apparently on the staff of Senator Feinstein, who leaked the confidential letter, and the shameful way they treated Professor Ford. “You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford, none.”
His eyes blazing brimming with emotion, the irate South Carolina Senator continued, “Boy, Y’all want power and I hope you don’t get it.”
He then turned to Judge Kavanaugh who sat quietly, listening to Graham excoriate the shell-shocked Democrats, and apologized for the outrageous way he was being mistreated. He referenced the low-ball attack on Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook and the comments about drinking beer as a youth.
“If you’re looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time,” Graham said. “This is hell.”
Graham then turned his attention to his Republican colleagues, looking directly at the few uncommitted he urged them to vote for Kavanaugh, warning them that if they didn’t, they would be complicit in legitimizing this character assassination.
“To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics,” he said. He added that the judge has nothing to apologize for.
And within that extraordinary and brief 5-minute moment, America suddenly snapped back to our core principles embedded within our Founding Documents the “presumption of innocence” afforded to us all.
The immediate response from the White House came from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders who tweeted her support for Graham’s words.
“Lindsey Graham has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined. God bless him.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 27, 2018
However, not everyone was happy about Senator Graham speaking out. Someone within the resistance movement, lurking deep within the bowels of government bureaucracy, decided to publicly reveal the personal information of Senator Graham and other GOP lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The culprit apparently working from a House of Representative’s office, leaked the phone numbers, personal email addresses, and home addresses of Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), and Orin Hatch (Utah).
According to a congressional reporter for Politico, the edits were made shortly after Graham’s fiery speech.
“It’s shocking that someone would post Senator Hatch and other Judiciary Committee Republican’s home addresses online, putting their families at risk,” Hatch’s spokesman, Matt Whitlock, told the Washington Post. “That it happened as they were asking questions in a Supreme Court confirmation hearing is just another indication of how broken this process has become.”