Sen. Lindsay Graham dismissed the accusation of Julie Swetnick against Brett Kavanaugh even as fellow victim Christine Blasey Ford kept the nation rapt with her story of being assualted.
Graham dismissed Swetnick as “some woman” during a brief interview in a hallway.
“I don’t believe it,” Graham told reporters during a break in Blasey Ford’s riveting testimony.
Moments earlier, Graham nodded when a Democratic senator approvingly quoted Graham’s memoir in which he praised the courage of sex assault victims for coming forward.
Despite his history as a prosecutor, Graham has taken a very harsh line against the women who have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh. He suggested they should get a hearing and then senators should vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
Republican senators declined to question Blasey Ford partially out of concern they would sound insensitive.
Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner
Sen. Graham Dismisses Julie Swetnick As ‘Some Woman’