Lindsey Graham comes out of hearing blazing: If this is the ‘new norm’, Dems had ‘better watch out’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded Democrats about karma in a stern warning about the the next time they get a chance to nominate someone to the Supreme Court.

Speaking with reporters Thursday outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Christine Blasey Ford, the South Carolina Republican blasted Democrats for the way they have handled the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

“If this becomes the new standard, where you have an accusation for weeks, you drop it right before the hearing, you withhold from the committee a chance to do this in a professional, timely fashion, when they publicly say that their goal is to delay the vote … I don’t wanna reward that kind of behavior,” Graham said.

Graham said that the Republicans have been “very fair” throughout the process.

“Let me tell my Democratic friends,” Graham continued. “If this is the new norm, you’d better watch out for your nominees.”

He slammed  Democrats for “playing a political game” after the first round of the hearing, accusing them of trying to push Kavanaugh’s confirmation past the November election in hopes of regaining control of Congress.

“I feel ambushed as the majority,” Graham told reporters after Ford’s testimony.

“I’m not going to reward people for playing a political game,” Graham said.

The Republican lawmaker believed that Ford was a “nice lady, who has come forward to tell a story that’s uncorroborated.”

But, he added, if “this is enough, God help anybody else that gets nominated.”

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