Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went on a victory lap last night, appearing on Sean Hannity to celebrate the big win over the sexual assault accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. While tens of millions of women worldwide watched and wept hearing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford detail her sexual assault at the hands of a drunken Brett Kavanaugh when she was 15 years old, Lindsey Graham was celebrating with Sean Hannity. Despite Fox News characters like Chris Wallace saying he found Dr. Ford’s testimony to be credible and compelling, telling a story about his own daughters opening up about sexual assault at their school because of Dr. Ford’s bravery, ol’ Lindsey was telling Hannity that Dr. Ford just needed to get over it. Via Talking Points Memo:
“I am now more convinced than ever that he didn’t do it. He is the right guy to be on the court,” Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “Ms. Ford has a problem and destroying Judge Kavanaugh’s life won’t fix her problem.”
Later asked what he meant by that, he said Dr. Ford should get some therapy.
I asked today what @LindseyGrahamSC meant by this quote, and this confirms it: he was saying she should get therapy. Go to Hell.
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) September 28, 2018
In fact, after Brett Kavanaugh’s meltdown, before the committee wrapped up ol’ Lindsey led the good ol’ boy club in a big hearty laugh. I was so taken about by their demeanor that I snagged video during one of the breaks in Kavanaugh’s testimony.
The good ol’ boys are about to wrap it up. Laughing it up during a hearing on serious sexual assault allegations. pic.twitter.com/OQbgkApLFE
Ã¢ÂÂ Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) September 27, 2018
Yes, the good ol’ boys about to wrap up another sexual assault case. CSI Fraternity Bros strikes again. This is how men get away with it. And Brett Kavanaugh got away with it for a long, long time. His tears yesterday were more likely the result of real life, actual consequences coming down on him for the first time in his privileged life.
In fact, Kavanaugh’s tears and his rage were the ultimate white male privilege. I mean, ask yourself what type of reaction people would have had if a woman or a person of color sat before that committee and cried, yelled, cut off senators, demeaned the members of the committee and floated right-wing conspiracies? Kavanaugh refused time and time again to call for an FBI investigation to clear his name. It’s quite telling that all of the women involved, the American Bar Association, and millions nationwide are calling for an FBI investigation and Brett Kavanaugh and his Lindsey Graham-led enablers don’t want the FBI anywhere near it. Why is that? Because this is the good ol’ boys club and unfortunately for the rest of us, it is the same as it ever was.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 28, 2018
Sigh. Let’s fight back this November and show these good ol’ boys it is no longer business as usual.
Lindsey Graham on his way to the Senate Judiciary Committee vote telling a Fox News reporter, “These people can yell all they want. Doesn’t matter. I believe him.”
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