Democrats Investigating Kavanaugh Weren't Breast-fed, 'Went Right to Raw Meat', Says GOP Senator

Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, said he thinks some of the Democrats pursuing allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh do not "have a soul," during an appearance on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show.

Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, is facing accusations of sexual assault and sexually inappropriate behavior while at high school and college. He is also accused of misleading the Senate Judiciary Committee about his drinking when younger, after former friends came forward to say it was much heavier than he suggested.

Some Democrats want Kavanaugh to withdraw from the confirmation process over the allegations. The FBI is investigating accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor from California, who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh denies all claims made against him.

Both Ford and Kavanaugh appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to give testimonies, which split American public opinion. A poll by YouGov showed that 41 percent of respondents definitely or probably believed Ford, while 35 percent said they definitely or probably believed Kavanaugh.

"I think there are some Democrats in good faith but I think [for] some of their colleagues, it isn't about searching for the truth, it's about winning," Kennedy told Carlson on Tuesday night.

"Just win, baby, win. It doesn't matter who gets destroyed. And these are people, I'm not going to name names but I'm not sure they have a soul. I don't think their mother breast-fed them, I think they went right to raw meat.

"If Dr. Ford's in the way, destroy her. Breach her confidentiality, destroy her kids, destroy her family. Brett Kavanaugh's in the way? Destroy him and his kids and his reputation. And then after calling him a rich, drunk, lying sexual predator, they criticized him for defending himself."

However, Kennedy said he is "a lot more sanguine than some folks around here."

He continued: "I know the Democrats think they're winning. But, you know, sometimes falling feels like you're flying for a little while. I predict that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed. They think he's a smoked turkey—you watch, I think he'll be confirmed and I think he'll be confirmed within the next week."

On Monday night, South Carolina's Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said if Kavanaugh were to fall one vote short in his Senate confirmation, he would urge Trump to renominate him—then seek the views of American voters in Republican states.

"I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box. This good man should not be destroyed," said Graham, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in an interview with Sean Hannity.

"If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we'll be onto the next person. I'd hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh."

Graham continued: "So what would I do? I would renominate him and I would take this case to the American people and ask voters in Indiana, in Missouri, in North Dakota, and other places where Trump won, saying who he would nominate...and see if voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator."

Hannity asked if it would be a referendum.

"This would be an appeal from a political body to the people who put us here and see if these Trump states that elected President Trump to do exactly what he's doing on cutting taxes and appointing conservative judges, if they're OK with the decision of their senator."

Just the threat of such a vote could put pressure on Republican senators wavering between yes and no on Kavanaugh to get behind him. Republicans currently control the Senate. They hold 51 seats to the Democrats' 47, with 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats.

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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate's vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation has been delayed a week for an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. ANDREW HARNIK/AFP/Getty Images