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Lindsey Graham takes on Democrat Mazie Hirono in scathing critique over Kavanaugh

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized the standard of evidence he called "horrific" from Democrats in the fight over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) continued his campaign against Democratic rhetoric in the fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, even after he was sworn in to the highest court on Monday.

"The Hirono standard is horrific"

Graham spoke to Sean Hannity on Fox News on Monday about the 'horrific standard' that Democrats had advocated in their failed attempt to destroy the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

"I think that's what Susan was understanding as that if she legitimized this process, God help the next person nominated to the Supreme Court," he said, referring to Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine.).

"If you legitimized this process," he explained, "the rule of law gave way to mob rule."

"The Hirono standard is horrific," he said, referring to comments from Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).

"What was insulting is the way that the Senator from Hawaii took everything we hold near and dear and threw it over because she didn't Kavanaugh and didn't like Trump," he added.

“You got a decision to make, America,” Graham said later in the interview.

"Do you want to live in the world of Senator Hirono where you’re guilty until proven innocent because you’re a Republican," he asked, "you don't have a presumption of innocence, or do you want to live in the Susan Collins world where you will actually be heard, listened to and evaluated?"

Here's the video of Graham's comments:

Senator Graham has become a favorite among the right after he voraciously defended Kavanaugh against Democratic rhetoric during his confirmation hearings.

Graham also warned Democrats that their tactics could be used against them the next time they have a nominee to the Supreme Court.

“But let me tell this to my Democratic friends,” he said, “if this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees!”

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