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

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: 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 Dirksen Senate Office Bui... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: 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 Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee agreed to an additional week of investigation into accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh before the full Senate votes on his confirmation. A day earlier the committee heard from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who who has accused Kavnaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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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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