Saturday, September 29, 2018

Melania Trump “proud” of Sen. Graham for his strong defense of Kavanaugh

Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-S. Car.) thunderous denunciation of his Democratic colleagues during Thursday’s testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sure to be remembered for some time to come. For this, Graham has received much praise from Republicans, including members of the White House.

First Lady Melania Trump was among those to praise Graham for standing up for Kavanaugh during Thursday’s hearing. 

White House praises Graham

Following the “circus,” Graham appeared on Friday morning’s edition of “Fox and Friends,” where he revealed that he had a “long” conversation with President Donald Trump about his speech.

Unsurprisingly, Trump, who, like Graham, has backed Kavanaugh throughout the proceedings, praised Graham for his choice. “He was very complimentary,” said Graham.

Trump also relayed to Graham that Melania too was proud of him: “He said Melania said please to tell me she was very proud of the fact I pushed back and stood up [for] this good man.”

Graham stated that the First Lady’s praise “meant a lot” to him.

Strong words

Graham’s memorable moment came during the second half of Thursday’s hearing, in which Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. At first, things started off mildly, with the questions of prosecutor Rachel Mitchell. But, when Graham’s time came, it was clear that he wanted to make a point.

“What was done to Kavanaugh was planned, orchestrated politics at its worst,” said Graham, in a loud, condemnatory voice. “The accusations just offend my sensibilities. I want women to be heard but I will not be played and I will not have my intelligence insulted,” he continued, throwing his notes down and pounding the desk.

But, he didn’t just stop there. He went on to defend Kavanaugh against the sexual abuse accusations that have been leveled at him by Christine Blasey Ford, who testified earlier in the day.

“You’re supposed to be Bill Cosby when you’re a junior and senior in high school, and all of a sudden you got over it,” he said. “It’s been my understanding that if you drug women and rape them for two years in high school, you probably don’t stop.”

Decency and Courage

Directly afterwards, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted:

It is after this that Graham received the call from the Trumps.

In his speech, Graham expressed the thoughts of many conservatives who, with the lack of evidence corroborating Ford’s accusation, continue to see the Democrat’s eleventh-hour revelation as nothing more than a stalling tactic in which the reputation of a good man and outstanding judge is being dragged through the mud.

For that, we are all proud of Senator Graham.

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