Lindsey Graham To Jewish Activist: Sorry About Your Rape, Call The Cops by the Forward

Lindsey Graham To Jewish Activist: Sorry About Your Rape, Call The Cops

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When an activist attending the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh approached Sen. Lindsey Graham with her own story of sexual assault during a recess, he reportedly waved her off.

“Senator Graham, I was raped 13 years ago,” Robyn Swerling told Graham, according to CNN.

“I’m so sorry,” Graham replied.

“I don’t remember the exact date, but do you believe me?” Swerling asked.

“You needed to go to the cops. Go to the cops.” Graham said.

Swerling, founder of Works in Progress, an organization that fights against sexual and gender-based harassment, tweeted about her experience with the South Carolina Republican.

Swerling is a Jewish activist and feminist. She published an essay Tuesday in HuffPost detailing her assault.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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