Republican Senator Lindsey Graham didn’t hold back when “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace brought up the possibility of another dramatic Supreme Court Justice nomination.
The conversation evolved over speculation that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have surpassed her capacity to serve.
Wallace queried, “if you got Donald Trump — again, this is if — you have Donald Trump replacing a liberal icon like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, isn’t that a formula for — I mean, doesn’t that make the Kavanaugh hearings look like a tea party?”
Expecting that Democrats would raise a fuss over any nomination that President Trump may make, Graham responded, “They should have thought of that before they changed the rules.”
Graham is referring to the nuclear option that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid enacted for judicial nominees.
“They try to destroy conservative judges. This decision by Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer may come back to haunt them but I am dead set on making sure it is a conservative nominee,” Graham added. “And elections have consequences. The rules of the Senate were changed not by me, by them, and we had to do it on the Supreme Court because they would not give us any votes to nominate anybody and Kavanaugh was a fine man, they tried to destroy him. All this is going to come back to haunt them one day.”