Christian Evangelist Franklin Graham Stands By Kavanaugh. Says Teenage Actions Are ‘Not Relevant’

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Christian evangelist Franklin Graham defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying the judge has a stellar reputation and that behavior from over 35 years ago is not relevant.

He said “it’s just a shame that a person like Judge Kavanaugh who has a stellar record — that somebody can bring something up that he did as a teenager close to 40 years ago,” in a Tuesday interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “That’s not relevant.”

“Judge Kavanaugh has a stellar reputation of judicial excellence, integrity, & character,” Graham tweeted Monday.

Graham’s remarks follow allegations that Kavanaugh tried to force himself on Christine Blasey Ford when they were both minors. The allegations were first reported by The New Yorker on Sept. 14. Ford’s name was not reported until Sunday. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer: It’s Not Her Job To Corroborate Her Story)

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the FBI about the allegations on Sept. 13, allowing this claim to gain widespread attention. She also allegedly said Tuesday evening that Ford’s claims may not be truthful, but walked back on those remarks.

“Socialist-leaning Dems would like to see the process derailed, but the confirmation of this judge needs to move forward,” Graham wrote in another tweet. “Pray for Judge Kavanaugh, Mrs. Ford who is making this accusation, their families, & for wisdom for Senate leadership dealing with these allegations.”

“This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said in a Monday statement, denying the accusations.

Patrick J. Smyth — who was allegedly at the party — and Mark Judge, whom Ford named, have both said they don’t have knowledge of the party where the alleged incident occurred as outlined in Ford’s claims.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing for Kavanaugh and Ford on Sept. 24. Ford, however, asked for an FBI probe before she considers agreeing to participate in a testimony.

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