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Lindsey Graham: 'I Feel Sorry for Her'

The senator airs his feelings on Brett Kavanaugh's accuser
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2018 1:15 PM CDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham questions President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham describes the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as a victim of the Democrats: "I want to listen to Dr. [Christine] Ford. I feel sorry for her," he says, per Fox News. "I think she's being used here." He then takes an apparent shot at Sen. Dianne Feinstein, saying, "If [Ford] truly wanted to be anonymous, the person who brought this allegation to the public owes her an apology." Graham also reveals his thinking on the Kavanaugh vote, per USA Today: "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." For more around the Sunday dial:

  • Second-guessing: "Accusers go through a lot of trauma," says US Ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley on State of the Union, per the Hill. "Some handle it one way and some handle it another way. Regardless, it's not something we want to do to blame the accuser or try and second-guess the accuser." Host Jake Tapper had asked if it's fair to discredit an accuser for not going to the police, as President Trump has done.

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