If embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh falls short of the necessary votes for confirmation, President Donald Trump should re-nominate him, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Monday.
> “Here’s what I would tell the president: I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box,” Graham said during an appearance on “Hannity” on Monday night.
> “This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we’ll be on to the next person,” Graham continued. “I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh.”
> “So what would I do?” the South Carolina Republican asked. “I would re-nominate him and I would take this case to the American people and I’d ask voters in Indiana, in Missouri, in North Dakota and other places where Trump won - saying who he would nominate if he got to be president – and see if the voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator.”
But Graham doesn’t believe it will come to that, saying Republicans who have concerns about multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh will likely be appeased by the results of the FBI investigation.
> "I don’t think we’re going to find anything new from this supplemental FBI investigation to take Jeff from yes to no," he said.
> "I think Senator Murkowski (Alaska) and Senator Collins (Maine) want to make sure the FBI did their homework to check the committee's work, that our work was good,” he continued, referring to two undecided GOP votes. “I think that’s what this is all about."