Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said on Monday evening that Republicans have enough votes to confirm a replacement judge at the Supreme Court.
“It’s pretty obvious [when] they want an outcome, they’ll destroy anybody’s life to keep these seats open. They said they tried to destroy Brett Kavanaugh so they could fill the seat, they were dumb enough to say that. I’ve seen this movie before. It’s not going to work, it didn’t work with Kavanaugh,” Graham said in a Fox News interview.
The senator added, “We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election. We’re going to move forward in the committee, we’re going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election. That’s the constitutional process.”
“After Kavanaugh, everything changed with me,” Graham noted, adding: “They’re not going to intimidate me, Mitch McConnell or anybody else.”
Senator Graham also made public a letter that was sent to Democrats on his Committee, saying that he was “certain” that “if the shoe were on the other foot, you would do the same.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, said to be the top choice among the possible replacements, met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.