Lindsey Graham angrily accuses Democrats of aiming to ‘destroy’ Kavanaugh’s life

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Thursday

The senior senator from SC also had pointed words for any Republican senator who is considering not voting to confirm Kavanaugh.

He said he's furious about how Democrats dealt with the situation.

"Somebody betrayed her trust for a political objective", Graham told ABC's "This Week".

He called the Democrats' actions "the most unethical sham since I've been in politics".

During Thursday's hearing, senators have had the option to hand off their questioning to Rachel Mitchell, a career prosecutor with decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes. He said he and Ford didn't travel in the same social circles and noted that the people Ford identified as having attended the party don't recall such a gathering.

The senator gave this same message to Republicans as he spoke to reporters earlier in the day. "Isn't that relevant?" Graham said, "No, I think you're trying to portray him as a stumbling, bumbling drunk, gang rapist, who during high school and college was Bill Cosby".

"I've never heard that the White House, either under this president or other presidents, is saying, 'Well, you can't interview this person, and you can't look at this time period". Durbin asked, while directing him to ask White House counsel for an official probe.

Swirling's comments about remembering the exact timing of her rape are relevant as Ford was being questioned by the Republican-appointed outside counsel of Rachel Mitchell about specific details in her description of her account of being allegedly sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in the 1980s when they were both teenagers.

"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". Graham asked Kavanaugh as he wrapped up. That could change. After Thursday, a lot of otherwise marginal Republican voters will be motivated by the Kavanaugh travesty and the Democrats' disgusting tactics.

He called out Democratic committee members - like Sen. Feinstein denied leaking the document and suggested that Dr. Ford's friends must have leaked it.

In Kavanaugh's angry and tearful opening statement, supporters saw an expression of the frustration Republicans have felt since Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump in July.

Friday's committee hearing followed an impassioned hearing on Thursday with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

Kavanaugh has strongly and categorically denied that he has ever committed sexual assault or sexual misconduct. "God, I hope you never get it!" a sneering Graham shouted at Democrats, his face growing red.

"If you wanted an FBI investigation, you could have come to us!"

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