Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham angrily defended Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, charging Democrats with using a Supreme Court nomination to try to win the midterm elections and saying Kavanaugh was no Bill Cosby.
"If you wanted an FBI investigation, you could have come to us".
Graham said he voted for Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, both nominated by a Democratic president, and he told Kavanaugh to say hello to them when he sees them.
The senator then said: "This is not a job interview". Lindsey Graham wasn't performing; he was displaying his visceral disgust at discovering his Democratic colleagues' willingness to go to these disgusting length of destroying a good man and his family for political gain.
Enter Graham, who said that if Democrats truly wanted an FBI investigation, they could have spoken up when Democratic Sen.
Graham shook his head and said to Kavanaugh, "I can not imagine what you and your family have gone through".
Graham said he was sorry for what happened to Swirling and that she needed to go to the authorities.
Additionally, the comment had a fair amount of others calling Graham an incel - an involuntary celibate, referring to an online subculture of mostly white, heterosexual males who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one.
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Kavanaugh whined, "I have been through hell and then some".
Earlier in the day, Ford delivered a stirring, emotional testimony in which she described Kavanaugh forcing himself on her during a party when they were teenagers.
"I don't know I don't think you can just say I'm going to listen to the ABA when I like them, not listen to the ABA when I don't like them", Abrams concluded. He added, "I hope the American people can see through this sham".
Graham's words also drew mockery on social media from Democratic pundits, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines who said that Graham was auditioning for vice president.
"I hope you're on the Supreme Court".
Addressing panel Democrats again, he said: "Boy, ya'll want power". "Because I voted for them". You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford, none.
Kavanaugh replied, "I did not know that".