Graham blasts ‘wholesale character assassination’ of Kavanaugh
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GOP Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSeveral GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief MORE (S.C.) on Monday ripped Democrats for engaging in a "wholesale character assassination" of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee. It is being replaced by a game of delay, deception, and wholesale character assassination," Graham said in a string of tweets.


He added that he believed the Senate Judiciary Committee should move forward with both a public hearing scheduled for Thursday — where Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual misconduct, will testify — and then a committee vote.

"Clearly when it comes to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE, elections – in the eyes of Democrats – have no consequences," Graham added

Graham's comments come as Kavanaugh is facing a second sexual misconduct allegation.

The New Yorker reported that Senate Democrats are investigating a sexual misconduct allegation dating back to Kavanaugh’s freshman year at Yale.

Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself in front of her during a gathering at Yale. She told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face, causing her to touch it without her consent.

Both the White House and some GOP senators have attacked the latest report.

Raj Shah, a White House spokesman, has pointed to what he characterized as problems in the woman's story, and the Republican National Committee, which works closely with Trump, issued a memo saying there are "major holes" in her story.

Trump separately told reporters that the accusations against Kavanaugh were “totally political."