Graham: NBC Has Been ‘A Co-Conspirator In The Destruction Of Kavanaugh’

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) delivers remarks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a mark up hearing in the Senate on September 28, 2018. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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October 2, 2018 9:20 am
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has emerged as the most ardent defender of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accused NBC News of being a “co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh” on Sean Hannity’s show Monday night.

“NBC, they’ve been a co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh from my point of view,” he said. “… do you think NBC would’ve done that if this had been a Democratic male nominee? All I can say is that there the journalistic integrity has been destroyed over this case.”

Graham has been particularly vexed over the allegations that were brought forward by a woman named Julie Swetnik, who alleged Kavanaugh was present when she was raped in high school. Swetnik’s choice of lawyer, Michael Avenatti — a prominent Democratic attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels in her case against President Trump — has given Graham and other Republicans fodder to dismiss her accusations.

Swetnik gave an exclusive interview to MSNBC Monday evening.

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