A Washington, D.C., audience booed Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday after he said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been treated poorly by those who oppose his confirmation.
“I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap,” the Republican South Carolina senator said at the Atlantic Festival.
The audience booed Graham’s comments. “Well, boo yourself,” Graham shot back.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham gets booed after saying that Dr. Ford was "treated respectfully" and that Brett Kavanaugh "was treated like crap."— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) October 3, 2018
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Graham erupted during Kavanaugh’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, slamming the hearing as an “unethical sham.”
Several women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.
President Trump mocked one of the women, Christine Blasey Ford, at his campaign rally Tuesday night in Mississippi, despite calling her testimony “very credible” last week.
“President Trump went through a factual rendition that I didn’t particularly like,” Graham said Wednesday. “I would tell him to knock it off, you’re not helping.”
But Graham said Trump’s treatment of Ford “could be worse,” comparing it to the treatment of the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.
“You can actually kill somebody’s cat and puncture their tires to get them to shut up,” Graham said.
Graham was referring to Clinton accuser Kathleen Willey telling independent counsel Ken Starr that someone had punctured her tires and her cat disappeared before she testified about Clinton’s alleged behavior.
Graham also loosely quoted Democratic strategist and Clinton ally James Carville to bolster his point.
“Here’s what personally degrading. This is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill,” he said.
Carville once said, “If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find” in an effort to discredit the women alleging Clinton has mistreated them.