Still, the incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman was cautious about whether an impeachment process ought to begin.
But other Democrats sound comfortable with the West Virginia senator serving as ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Democrats say Republicans are executing a naked partisan power grab to kneecap their incoming governor and attorney general.
The senator urged Americans to "stay faithful" in the power of organizing as Congress struggles to pass a bipartisan prison and sentencing reform bill.
They're eyeing Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to help them tank Thomas Farr's nomination.
Fellow Republicans are "the problem here, not the Democrats,” Graham said of the bill to overhaul prison sentencing laws.
He made the announcement shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to Flake's request to hold a vote on a bill shielding the special counsel.
Democrats are looking to push for language protecting special counsel Robert Mueller in a must-pass spending bill later this year.
They’re not expected to pass any new major legislation next year, but they will probably confirm a lot more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.