What some have dubbed the “Kavanaugh Effect” is actually “Kavanaugh’s Revenge,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday, crediting Republicans’ net gain of three Senate seats in this year’s midterm elections to Democrats’ “despicable” treatment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
Sen. Graham took to twitter Wednesday morning to rename the “#KavanaughEffect” – and to attribute Senate Democrats’ losses to their smear campaign against Trump. Graham points out that the only Democrat who voted for Kavanaugh’s confirmation won by a very narrow margin, which he might not have enjoyed if he had voted against Kavanaugh:
“What has been referred to as the #KavanaughEffect should actually be called: #KavanaughsRevenge.”
“Virtually all Senate Democrats running in Trump states – who voted against Brett Kavanaugh – were defeated. Their constituents held them responsible for being part of a despicable smear campaign orchestrated by the left. #KavanaughsRevenge”
“Liberal Democratic Senators and activists efforts to destroy Brett Kavanaugh ended up destroying Red State Democrats.
“Hopefully this resounding rejection of the smear campaign by voters will make it less likely that this will occur again in the future. #KavanaughsRevenge.”
“Finally, the lone Democrat who voted for Brett Kavanaugh – West Virginia’s Joe Manchin – won reelection by three points. I’m confident that if he had voted NO, he would have lost his race too. #KavanaughsRevenge”
On Tuesday night, as election results were coming in, Sen. Graham, told Fox News that “The reason we won, I think, Kavanaugh united our party.”