South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), who last week became the face of the pro-Brett Kavanaugh movement after a fiery outburst in the Senate, went scorched earth on the mainstream media Monday.
In fact, Graham made it clear he believes there’s a conspiracy to undermine Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination — and he charged that NBC News is leading the angry mob.
What did he say?
Graham’s comments, which came during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, were prompted by an interview the third Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, gave to MSNBC on Monday. In that interview, Swetnick walked back some of her previous allegations and slightly altered her story.
“Why does NBC run this?” Hannity asked Graham emphatically.
“Well, NBC, here’s the biggest offense to me, they’ve been a co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh, from my point of view,” Graham responded.
Graham ripped NBC News for reporting last week that the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Kavanaugh about a fourth accuser. That accuser wrote an anonymous letter to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) alleging Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman at a Colorado restaurant in 1998. The claim was completely unsubstantiated, yet it was still leaked to the media. It even appeared on “NBC Nightly News.”
“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, regarding this case,” Graham said.
The South Carolina lawmaker went on to predict that Kavanaugh will be confirmed because the FBI’s supplemental investigation will not discover new details about Kavanaugh’s background.