During his interview with Sean Hannity, Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that Republicans have the votes to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The woman will be sworn in before the election.

Senate Republicans have enough votes to confirm a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the Nov. 3 election, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told “Hannity” Monday. “It’s pretty obvious that if they [Democrats] want an outcome, they’ll just destroy anybody’s life to keep the seats open,” Graham told host Sean Hannity.

“They said they tried to destroy Brett Kavanaugh so they could fill the seat — they were dumb enough to say that,” Graham added. “I’ve seen this movie before. It’s not going to work, it didn’t work with Kavanaugh. 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. Now, that’s the constitutional process.”

This is the video of the interview:

If Republicans have the votes to confirm, which I think they do, that means that Democrats will wage full-out thermonuclear war on President Trump’s nominee starting the night before the nominee is named. If you thought Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings were bad, this nominee’s confirmation hearing will make that look timid.

With Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, Democrats were worried that Kavanaugh’s Catholic pedigree would influence his thinking on so-called reproductive rights cases. This time, instead of replacing a Republican-appointed justice, they’ll be appointing the Court’s Liberal Lioness replacement. That isn’t just a cultural shift. It’s a seismic shift in judicial philosophy.

Mitch McConnell is right in warning his caucus of the upcoming fight:

“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 in what amounted to the official opening salvo in the war over the vacant seat. “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.”

He added: “Two years ago a radical movement tried to use unproven accusations to ruin a man’s life because they could not win a vote fair and square. Now they appear to be readying an even more appalling sequel.”

After Chairman Graham’s statement, Sen. Cory Gardner announced that he’ll support President Trump’s nominee. Even if Mitt Romney votes to not confirm President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Republicans have enough votes to confirm, with Vice President Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. I’m confident that Romney will vote to confirm, partially because he’s generally on board with strict constructionist judges, partially because voting against confirmation and for impeachment means the end of his political career.

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