Sen. Lindsey Graham: Amy Klobuchar Should Apologize to Brett Kavanaugh


Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that Sen. Amy Klobuchar should apologize to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh snapped at Klobuchar, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee when she asked him about his drinking at his hearing before the committee last week. He later apologized for his sharp words.

“This is the one that bothers me the most,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican also on the committee, said on Hannity Tuesday night. “He apologized to Amy Klobuchar for snapping at her. What would you do if you were accused of all these things? Had your life ruined?”

“Here’s what I think,” Graham continued. “Amy Klobuchar should apologize to Kavanaugh and his family for being part of a smear campaign that I haven’t seen for over 20 years in politics.”

Klobuchar had pressed Kavanaugh at the hearing — held to address allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford that he drunkenly assaulted her when they were in high school — on whether he’d ever experienced a blackout as a result of excessive drinking.

The judge, irritated by the questioning, shot back at the senator by asking if she had ever blacked out. His apology came after a recess. That came before Graham, a staunch supporter of Kavanaugh, issued a furious diatribe in his defense that blasted Senate Democrats for their handling of the allegations against the judge.

The FBI is currently investigating Ford’s allegations. She claims that in 1982 Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her and tried to rape her at a high school party. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the incident ever happened.

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