Lindsey Graham: Dr. Ford’s Testimony Will Not Change My Vote At All


Sen. Lindsey Graham said nothing Christine Blasey Ford says will change his mind about confirming Brett Kavanaugh.

No matter what information Christine Blasey Ford offers during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, Senator Lindsey Graham won’t change his mind about confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the South Carolina Republican said Sunday.

Via Politico:

> “You can’t bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn’t even get a warrant,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. “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.”


> Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school. A therapist‘s notes from 2012 reference an attempted assault by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.” The notes did not name Kavanaugh (a graduate of Georgetown Prep), and other students have said they don’t remember the party Ford described.

Graham said Ford should come forward and be heard, saying she “will be respectfully treated”, but in the end he will side with Kavanaugh.

> “I‘m not going to play a game here and tell you this will wipe out his entire life,” Graham added. “Because if nothing changes, it won’t with me.”

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