See Lindsey Graham scorch Democrats

See Lindsey Graham scorch Democrats

See Lindsey Graham scorch Democrats

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Senate supporters misrepresented the record when they stated that three witnesses refuted Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a party more than 30 years ago.

"This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics", a visibily angry Graham said from the dais while pointing at Democratic senators.

Mr. Graham said the way Democrats have deployed Ms. Blasey Ford's accusations made her as much a victim as Judge Kavanaugh.

"If we legitimize this, God help us all, because both sides can do this".

"But let me tell my Democratic friends: If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees". You should be ashamed...

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.

"Lindsey Graham has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined". But even when it comes to something as serious as alleged sexual assault, Graham insists that independent thought on the part of Flake, Collins or Murkowski can not be tolerated.

Hatch said the hearing was "worse" than the 1991 hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - which Hatch also participated in and which led to a surge in the number of women elected to Congress the next year. He set the tone for Republicans in flyover America when he told Sen.

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

"When you see [Supreme Court Justices] Sotomayor and Kagan, say hello because I voted for them".

"That's illegal, inappropriate", Graham, one of Kavanaugh's biggest allies in the Senate, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". Asked before the hearing whether Kavanaugh deserved a presumption of innocence, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said, "There's no presumption of innocence or guilt when you have a nominee before you". "I'd never do to them what you've done to this guy".

Dickerson asked Cotton why women who have been sexually abused would come forward with their stories if, like Dr. Ford, they are not believed by the Senate?

Kavanaugh has strongly and categorically denied the allegations of sexual misconduct and assault.

Kavanaugh, who showed a faint smile during the chairman's rebuke, refused to directly answer the question, reiterating that he is innocent and welcomes "whatever the committee wants to do because I'm telling the truth".

Fury was a tool to be marshaled by men like Judge Kavanaugh and Senator Graham, in defense of their own claims to political, legal, public power.

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