Lindsey Graham Promises Kavanaugh 'Will Not Be Impeached' over Latest Accusations


Sen. Lindsey Graham has come out in defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the midst of renewed sexual assault allegations, saying that Kavanaugh “will not be impeached.”

After a New York Times article caused an uproar over the weekend with claims about sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh at a college fraternity party (even though it left out the fact that the latest accuser didn’t remember the alleged incident), Democratic presidential candidates have called for Kavanaugh to be impeached.

But, according to Graham, that is not going to happen as long as the South Carolina Republican remains the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

He promised in a tweet Monday that “Justice Kavanaugh will not be impeached over these scurrilous accusations.”

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“What have we learned the last few days?” he tweeted. “The @nytimes writes first, verifies later. Republicans are presumed to be ‘guilty.’ Democratic presidential candidates are willing to ruin Justice Kavanaugh’s life for political gain.”

He added, “The latest attacks leveled against Brett Kavanaugh are beyond the pale. My heart goes out to Justice Kavanaugh’s family for being forced to endure this ridiculous treatment once again.”

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The Times’ piece claimed that at a Yale party in the 1980s, a drunken Kavanaugh had taken his pants off and friends had somehow managed to push his penis into the hand of an unwilling woman.

The article was adapted from a book written by reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly titled “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.”

What their Times story left out was the fact that, as the book noted, the woman in question did not talk to the authors and has told friends she has no recollection of the alleged incident.

Despite the omitted information, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, as well as fellow Democratic presidential candidates Julián Castro and Pete Buttigieg, have all called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment, CBS News reported.

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“Democratic candidates are trying to take, I guess, political advantage somehow, it must be an advantage in their world to call for impeachment based on an article that is false,” Graham told reporters Tuesday.

“So I think it just reinforces the low points we’ve gotten,” he said. “It’s going to backfire, it’s going to blow up in their face, I hope.”

President Donald Trump has also come to Kavanaugh’s defense and tweeted that the young justice “should start suing people for libel.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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