Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate for the way they have treated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was hit at the last-minute with an accusation of inappropriate behavior 36 years ago in high school.
The South Carolina Republican appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to say Democrats are “trying to destroy his life,” and to draw questions about the intent of the accuser, California professor Christine Blasey Ford.
Grahem told host Sean Hannity that throughout the confirmation process, there has been a pattern by Democrats to take Kavanuagh’s words out of context to accuse him of things he had nothing to do with.
“I think is part of a pattern, they can’t beat him on the law so they’re trying to destroy his life,” Graham said. “And the last straw here is this allegation that came about last Thursday.”
Graham said the Senate will hold a hearing on Monday on the accusation and will vote on confirming Kavanaugh on Wednesday.
As for Ford’s claim, the former judge and prosecutor said the case was “too old” for criminal court and “too hard to prove” for civil court.
“This is not that complicated,” Graham said. “It’s a thirty six-year-old allegation, it’s a serious allegation, everybody needs to be heard but also people need to defend themselves.”
“The question for the Senate is there really enough evidence here given the nature of the allegation, how old it is, and the uncertain nature of it, to deny this man who’s lived an incredible life a promotion to the Supreme Court,” Graham said. “And if it was this bad, why did not the Democrats challenge Judge Kavanaugh when he was sitting tight there in front of them?”
Graham also dispelled a claim made by Sen. Diane Feinstein, who sat on a letter from Ford for weeks before introducing it in the eleventh hour, claiming the woman wanted to remain anonymous — Ford also told the Washington Post she didn’t want to come forward.
“If Miss Ford really did not want to come forward, never intended to come forward, never planned to come forward, why did she pay for a polygraph in August and why did she hire a lawyer in August if she never intended to do what she’s doing.”
“And who paid for it?”
As we learned with the unverified Russian dossier on President Donald Trump, that makes all the difference in the world.
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