Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on “Hannity” Wednesday to react to the incivility he’s seeing from many on the left, and what’s at stake in November’s midterm elections.
Sean Hannity introduced the topic by noting that prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Maxine Waters have made comments that appeared to encourage their supporters to confront or harass political opponents.
“This is what happens when you can’t win at the ballot box. You take those of us who did win and you try to intimidate us into bending to your will,” Graham (R-S.C.) said.
He said that in one instance, a man confronted him on an elevator in the Senate office building and would not let the door close, so he was forced to retreat to his office while the man was escorted out.
“I had a bunch of people around me filming me, yelling at me, saliva all over my jacket. It was pretty bad, and I can only imagine what my other colleagues went through,” Graham said.
He said the notion of civility in politics is on the ballot in the midterms.
“Once the election’s over, do you want those who lost to try to physically assault those who won? Or do you want to have an election [and] once it’s over we try to govern the country?” Graham said.
Watch more from Graham below, including his thoughts on Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) admitting she would support another FBI investigation of Kavanaugh if Democrats retake the Senate.
As we reported earlier Sen. Lindsey Graham, whose vocal and impassioned support for Brett Kavanaugh helped secure his confirmation, told Fox News that Democrats’ attacks on the incoming Supreme Court justice made him more “pissed” than he had ever been in his life.
Graham also told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that he had “never campaigned against a colleague in my life.” He added: “That’s about to change.”
During a dramatic Judiciary Committee hearing in September, Graham seemingly energized Kavanaugh with a fiery condemnation of Democrats’ tactics, which included questioning Kavanaugh about vague slang references in his high school yearbook.
“Boy y’all want power. God, I hope you never get it,” Graham yelled at Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee. “I hope the American people can see through this sham.”
“I’m happy because the effort to humiliate and railroad a man I’ve known for 20 years, who’s never been banned from a mall, unlike Roy Moore, failed,” Graham told Wallace, referring to the failed Alabama GOP Senate candidate who was accused of sexual misconduct. There were unconfirmed reports he had been barred entry from a local mall for menacing behavior.
“I’m happy that those that tried to destroy his life fell short,” Graham continued. “I’m glad those who tried to overturn the rule of law and replace it with mob rule lost. I’ve never been more pissed in my life.”
He added: “I voted for [Justices Sonia] Sotomayor and [Elena] Kagen; I would never have done this to them, this was character assassination, this was wanting power too much. To the extent that I came to the aide of this good man and helped defeat this debacle, I am happy as a clam.”
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 18th, 2018