Lindsey Graham To Woman Who Says She Was Raped: ‘I’m Sorry. Tell The Cops’

This occurred after Graham spoke to reporters during the lunch break of the Christine Blasey Ford/Brett Kavanaugh Senate hearing.

With Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony still ongoing, Senate Republicans have already taken a beating as Fox News’ Chris Wallace has described Ford’s raw emotional testimony as a “disaster for the Republicans.” Apparently unsatisfied with how bad things have looked for his party, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) decided to up the ante this afternoon.

Speaking to reporters during a break, Graham dismissed Ford’s allegations while saying Republicans “can’t reward” Democrats by not voting for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. He then issued a warning to Democrats if Ford’s accusations bring down the Supreme Court nominee.

“To my Republican colleagues, if you can ignore everything in this record, looking at an 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,” Graham huffed.

He added, “Because this happens to us. It never happens to them. Let me tell you, my Democratic friends, if this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees.”

After issuing his threat, he walked away. But Graham wasn’t done with just threatening Democrats that Republicans will gin up charges against their judicial nominees in the future.

According to McClatchy’s Emma Dumain, a woman approached Graham as he walked into an elevator and informed him that she’d been raped. Graham’s response? “I’m sorry. Tell the cops.”

Oof.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt would confirm Dumain’s account.

Watch Graham speak to reporters above, via MSNBC.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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