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.
Lindsey Graham tells Sean Hannity NBC has been a "co-conspirator" in the "destruction of Kavanaugh." pic.twitter.com/jH4fHSzt1g
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 2, 2018