Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Sunday came defended President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, saying that he’s not going to “ruin his life” over a sexual assault accusation that he claims would not hold up in the legal system.
“What do you expect me to do? What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy’s life? I don’t know when it happened, I don’t know where it happened and everybody being named in regard to being there said it didn’t happen,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” when asked if he’s keeping an open mind about Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“I’m just being honest,” he continued. “Unless there’s something more, no I’m not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh’s life over this. But [Ford] should come forward, she should have her say, she will be respectfully treated.”
Graham said that he feels “sorry” for Ford, and that he believes “she’s being used.”
Ford said in an interview published last week that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothes and covered her mouth when she protested.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.