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Security Increases for Senate Judiciary Members as Tensions Heighten on the Hill

By Thomas McKinless

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Sen. Lindsey Graham was escorted by a security detail to the Senate subway on Tuesday while being followed by protesters shouting at him. Graham is an outspoken GOP member of the committee overseeing the confirmation process of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which was marred by protests last week. The anti-Kavanaugh protesters waiting in the Russell entrance to the Senate subway also accosted Republican Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, but cheered at the arrivals of Sens. Mazie Hirono and Bernie Sanders. The Kavanaugh confirmation has been reported to the full Senate, pending a weeklong FBI investigation into accusations of sexual assault about the nominee.

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