Graham tells Kavanaugh 'you've got nothing to apologize for'

Senator Lindsey Graham listens to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on Capitol Hill on Sept. 27

Immediately following an aggressive line of questioning by Illinois Democratic Sen.

The South Carolina senator is saying Democrats are working to "destroy" Kavanaugh's life and hold the seat open in hopes that a Democrat wins the White House in 2020.

The senior senator from SC also had pointed words for any Republican senator who is considering not voting to confirm Kavanaugh. "None! She's as much of a victim as you are", he said, pointing to Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh and Graham were both following the Trumpian model: When in doubt, deny, rage, downplay and then attack your accusers as partisan plants. His most fiery defense came from Lindsey Graham. During the earlier session with Ms. Blasey Ford, Republicans deferred to a female sex-crimes prosecutor hired specifically to ask questions. Why else would they harp on the scope of the FBI investigation Trump had ordered to look into Ford's allegation?

"You know what you know, and you've heard what you're gonna hear", Graham said to reporters following the hearing. They want to run out the clock until the midterm elections, when they hope to retake the Senate and block Trump from putting anyone on the Supreme Court.

White House officials such as Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sarah Sanders praised Graham's comments. Ford claimed he assaulted her in the summer of 1982.

"We're going to do a wholesale, full scale investigation of what I think was a despicable process to deter it from happening again", Graham said, according to the Washington Examiner.

"As a matter of fact, she said she couldn't even get a search warrant or arrest warrant in a case like this".

"They have betrayed her", Cotton added.

However, like Graham, he also mentioned Kavanaugh's denials. That could change. After Thursday, a lot of otherwise marginal Republican voters will be motivated by the Kavanaugh travesty and the Democrats' disgusting tactics.

Graham was responding to Stephanopoulos' playing a video clip showing Democratic Sen. Feinstein maintains she never came forward with Ford's claim because Ford had requested confidentiality.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday it is more likely that he will become a professional basketball player than it is that Brett Kavanaugh will be convicted of sexual assault.

In his opening statement and at multiple points prior to, during and since the hearing, Kavanaugh categorically and unequivocally denied ever assaulting Ford or any other woman. And the ugly us-versus-them tribalism of the modern-day GOP escalated with Kavanaugh's nomination and the overt partisanship that Kavanaugh, Graham and other Republicans brought to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27.

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