Graham Calls Kavanaugh Hearing 'Most Unethical Sham'

And asks judge if he's a gang rapist
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina. The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to testify about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee...   (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

(Newser) – An angry Lindsey Graham unloaded on his Senate colleagues during the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh hearing Thursday, declaring during the questioning phase of Kavanaugh's testimony, "This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics" and later telling his Republican colleagues that anyone who votes against confirming Kavanaugh as the newest Supreme Court justice is "legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics." During the rant, he also shot off the question, "Are you a gang rapist?" to which Kavanaugh replied, "No." Graham was similarly emotional during Ford's testimony, leading some to refer to him having a "meltdown" or becoming "unhinged." More on Kavanaugh's testimony here. (Read more Lindsey Graham stories.)

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