Cameron Joseph contributed reporting
Speaking to reporters during a recess in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Christine Blasey Ford, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned his “Democratic friends” that they “better watch out” if “this becomes the new norm.”
“If this becomes the new standard, where you have an accusation for weeks and you drop it right before the hearing, you withhold from the committee the chance to do this in a professional timely fashion, when they publicly say their goal is to delay the vote … I don’t want to reward that kind of behavior,” he said. “Let me tell my Democratic friends, if this becomes the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees.”
Graham also harped on several issues he had with Blasey Ford’s testimony, mainly, that she couldn’t remember how she got to or from the party. He said whether he believes Blasey Ford doesn’t matter because, he claimed, her statements couldn’t be corroborated.
He also slammed the accusations of another woman who came forward on Wednesday.
“They’ve tried to destroy this guy’s life with one accusation after another, that he’s a serial rapist,” he said. “That some woman said I went to 10 parties where they were drugging and raping people. I don’t believe that one bit.”