Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was trying to defend Brett Kavanaugh when he compared him to Bill Cosby.
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: One of the questions, though, is it appears that the FBI will not be in — will not be questioning those college witnesses who contradict Brett Kavanaugh‘s testimony about his drinking. Now isn’t that relevant, given that there clearly was drinking going on, at least it’s alleged, at the party?
GRAHAM: 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. Six FBI background checks over the years would have uncovered this.
But what we will investigate is who in Dianne Feinstein‘s office referred Dr. Ford to Ms. Katz. That’s illegal, inappropriate in the Senate. So the FBI will do a supplemental background investigation. Then I’m going to call for an investigation of what happened in this committee, who betrayed Dr. Ford’s trust, who in Feinstein‘s office recommended Katz as a lawyer, why did Ms. Ford not know that the committee was willing to go to California, who released the anonymous letter given to the committee by Cory Gardner?
We’re going to do a wholesale, full-scale investigation of what I think was a despicable process to deter it from happening again.
If Republicans Don’t Want Kavanaugh To Be Thought Of As A Rapist, Stop Comparing Him To Bill Cosby
It is not a difficult concept. Lindsey Graham isn’t helping Brett Kavanaugh by comparing him to Bill Cosby. It doesn’t matter in what context the comparison is made. Comparing the Republican Party’s Supreme Court nominee to a celebrity rapist who was just sent to prison is not a good thing.
One gets the sense that Sen. Graham is less invested in Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation than he is in making sure that his job audition to Trump‘s next attorney general goes well.
Here is a hint for Republicans. Anytime that Bill Cosby‘s name comes up in a conversation about Brett Kavanaugh, it is not a good thing. Lindsey Graham needs to stop trying to help Kavanaugh, because each time that he opens his mouth, he makes the prospect of confirmation less likely.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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