With John McCain Dead, Lindsey Graham Shows His Vile True Colors With Kavanaugh Defense

In a vile answer on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) showed his real self by offering a defense of Kavanaugh that was both vile and an insult to victims of sexual assault.

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Transcript via Fox News Sunday:
WALLACE: Senator, I’m sure some of the people listening to you would say, you know, several times now, you’ve talked about how weak her cases, how long ago it was, the lack of details, the lack of any corroborating evidence. Do you have an open mind on this, and is there anything that Dr. Ford could say that would persuade you to vote against Kavanaugh‘s nomination? Honestly?

GRAHAM: I want to — I want to listen to her but I’m being honest with you and everybody else. What do you expect me to do? You can’t bring it in a criminal court. You would never so civilly. You couldn’t even get a warrant.

What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy’s life based on an accusation — I don’t know when it happened, I don’t know where it happened and everybody named in regard to being there said it didn’t happen. I’m just being honest.

Unless there’s something more, no, I’m not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh‘s life over this, but she should come forward. She should have her say. She will be respectfully treated.

What did you expect us to do with an anonymous letter to begin with? What do you expect somebody to do with an accusation this vague, not verified —

WALLACE: Right.

GRAHAM: — in any way?

Bring it forward, I will listen, but I’m not going to play a game here and tell you this will wipe out his entire life because if nothing changes, it won’t with me.

What You Are Supposed To Do Is Not Confirm A Judge Accused Of Sexual Assault To The Supreme Court

Sen. Graham’s excuse was so vile because it was sending the message to victims of sexual assault and abuse that they should not come forward unless there is enough evidence to get a warrant. Children who were abused by priests in the Catholic church, they didn’t have corroborating evidence to get a warrant. The corroborating evidence is found through investigation, but since Republicans won’t allow an investigation into the Kavanaugh allegation, which includes called the witness to the incident, it allows Graham to falsely say that he can’t vote against Kavanaugh without evidence.

What Republicans are doing to force this nomination through the Senate is morally wrong.

Without John McCain‘s stature to hide behind, Lindsey Graham is showing his true colors.

This situation is not going to end with Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and if the day comes that Brett Kavanaugh is charged with sexual assault an impeached, spineless serpents like Sen. Graham will be held responsible for a confirming a nominee that never should have been confirmed to the highest court in the land.

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