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WATCH: Lindsey Graham’s Epic Defense Of Kavanaugh And The Rule Of Law

On Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) voiced a strong defense against the sliming of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, stressing the importance of the presumption of innocence and methodically refuting the dubious and nonspecific allegations against the judge, which he said wouldn’t even make it out of the “batter’s box” of a civil suit.

Noting the unclear “standard” for which representatives are supposed to assess Kavanaugh during the upcoming hearing tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Graham said he would “apply the rule of law.”

“What are they supposed to do, interview everyone in Maryland from the summer of 1982? Are they supposed to go to every house in a certain town? There is nothing to be learned here from a FBI investigation,” he told reporters.

“We’re talking about appointing someone to be in charge of the rule of law. I’m going to adopt the rule of law as my standard,” he continued.

“If this were a criminal allegation you would never get out of the batter’s box, because you can’t tell the accused where it happened and when it happened, and there’s no corroboration outside the accusation itself. You couldn’t sue in civil court for the same reason; you could not even get a warrant,” said the senator. “I will respectfully listen to Dr. Ford, but here’s the question for me and others: what is the standard? What is it going to be? Are you really innocent or guilty based on the accusation? Is there any presumption of innocence left in the confirmation process?”

“Sexual predators” typically exhibit a “pattern,” like “the Harvey Weinsteins of the world,” explained Graham, adding that this is not the case at all with Kavanaugh.

“I’m gonna look at his entire life, not just this one moment in time in high school, that I don’t know where it happened or when it happened. And here’s what I see from his entire life: a life well lived,” he said, adding, “If you’re a sexual predator, if you’re a serial rapist, you don’t just do it a couple years and quit. The Harvey Weinsteins of the world continue to do it, and when you have power over a woman, that’s when you’re most likely to do it.”

All the women who worked for Kavanaugh said “he was a good boss, he was respectful, he helped me in my career,” noted Graham. “If the accusation is enough, God help us all.”

“I will respectfully listen, but if there’s nothing new, I am not going to deny him a promotion to the Supreme Court based on a 35-year-old accusation where all of the facts that we do know about seem to suggest it didn’t happen the way it was described,” he concluded.

On Sunday, Graham sang a similar tune, telling Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “What am I supposed to do, go ahead and ruin this guy’s life based on an accusation? 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.”


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