Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) thanked his Democrat colleagues for their behavior throughout Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings — specifically for “not going down the Kavanaugh road.”
On Thursday, the fourth day of committee hearings for Barrett, Graham briefly complimented Democrats for how they treated Barrett, compared to the smear campaign they launched against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.
“I’ve made sure you had a chance to test her. You did. And I want to compliment each member of the Democratic side for being firm but not going down the Kavanaugh road,” Graham said.
He also addressed the partisan divide on confirming for Republican-nominated judges and noted that, while he was upset that the late John McCain (R-AZ) did not defeat then Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in 2008, he “accepted the outcome” and voted for Obama’s judicial nominees.
“The bottom line is 2016 gave an outcome different than