If Democrats are planning to approach the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett the same way they approached the confirmation process of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, then they will do so “at their own peril,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham warned.
Speaking with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Graham lauded Barrett and said he would not tolerate Democrats disparaging her or trying to destroy her.
“The pressure on these people on the Democratic side is enormous. Look at what they’re saying about President Trump. Look at what they’re saying about Judge Barrett. She’s an incredibly capable, well-qualified judicial nominee, somebody you would expect the Republicans to nominate to the court,” he said via the Daily Wire.
“The storylines about her religion are already starting,” he continued. “The one thing I can tell every American, we have a constitutional provision that prevents your religious choice being used against you if you’re nominated to the Supreme Court or any other position in the government. And that’s a good thing. So, I don’t know where it’s going to go.”
“But I know the amount of money coming in since the death of Justice Ginsburg tells me there’s a lot of energy out there to take out Judge Barrett,” Graham said via the report.
“Help me and others, LindseyGraham.com. I hate to keep saying that, but just — the money is just overwhelming. The bottom line here is, they’re under a tremendous amount of pressure. But, after Kavanaugh — let me say this. After Kavanaugh, they try to destroy Judge Barrett at their own peril.”
The Daily Wire also reports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also spoke out against “dirty tricks” Democrats might attempt.
“Already some of the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up … to proclaim the third time will be the charm,” McConnell said Monday. “The American people are about to witness an astonishing parade of misrepresentations about the past, misstatements about the present and more threats against our institutions from the same people, the same people who already have been saying for months … they want to pack the court.”