Chelsea Handler tweeted that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s response to Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony proves he is “being blackmailed by Russia.”
“.@LindseyGrahamSC is so obviously being blackmailed by Russia. Accusations are different then testimony under oath. From a credible woman. 35 years time is not argument against an assault of a 15-year-old girl. @JeffFlake @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski,” the 43-year-old comedian tweeted Thursday.
.@LindseyGrahamSC is so obviously being blackmailed by Russia. Accusations are different then testimony under oath. From a credible woman. 35 years time is not argument against an assault of a 15 year old girl. @JeffFlake @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 27, 2018
Graham said Thursday that Blasey Ford’s testimony did nothing to change his mind on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
“She took a polygraph and they didn’t tell us until Sept. 26,” Graham said. “All I can deal with is what’s in front of me. I’ve got a guy who adamantly denies this. Anyone who knows him in a real way say this is not the guy I know. I’ve got Dr. Ford, who can’t tell me the time and the place, and we’ll see what happens.”
“To my Republican colleagues,” he added, “if you can ignore everything in this record, looking at allegation that’s 35 years old, that’s uncertain for time, place, date and no corroboration, if that’s enough for you, God help us as Republicans. Because this happens to us, it never happens to them.”
Graham continued, “I don’t know any more than I knew before. I know that the people who’ve claimed to have been at the party say nothing happened. I don’t know how she got home or how she got there.”
“I think something happened to Dr. Ford. I’m gonna listen to Brett Kavanaugh,” he added. “They [Democrats] knew about this in July. We offered to go out there [California].”