Fox's Chris Wallace: All 10 Democratic Senate Judiciary members again declined interview invitations

Fox News host Chris Wallace said Sunday that he "invited all 10 [Senate Judiciary] Committee Democrats to join" his political affairs program, but "for the second week, none of them accepted" invitations to discuss the panel's handling of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“We should note for the second week in a row we invited all 10 committee Democrats to join us, and for the second week, none of them accepted,” Wallace told his audience on "Fox News Sunday."

“And with that, Sen. [Lindsey] Graham, welcome back to ‘Fox News Sunday.' "

“You must be mean," Graham (R-S.C.) jokingly replied.

“Or they don’t want to talk,” Wallace said.


Graham went on to tell Wallace that he hasn't heard enough evidence to "ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over" an allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct for actions she says happened at a high school party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh staunchly denies the claim, saying he wasn't even at the party in question.

Two Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee did appear on other Sunday morning programs: Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoTrump tweets video mocking Dems not cheering during State of the Union New battle lines in war over Trump’s judicial picks Trump divides Democrats with warning of creeping socialism MORE (D-Hawaii), on CNN's "State of the Union," and Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump praises law enforcement response to shooting at Illinois business Five dead in shooting at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois ‘Contingency’ spending in 3B budget deal comes under fire MORE (D-Ill.), on ABC's "This Week."

The ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif), has not granted any one-on-one interviews with any outlet since sharing news of a letter from Ford on Sept. 13 that she originally received in July.

Also late Sunday, a spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySenate approves border bill that prevents shutdown Grassley raises voice after McConnell interrupts Senate speech Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general MORE (R-Iowa) accused Democrats of "withholding information" regarding new allegations against Kavanaugh that came to light in a New Yorker story by Ronan Farrow involving an alleged incident that occurred at a dormitory party while Kavanaugh was attending Yale University.

"Yet again, Senate Democrats actively withheld information from the rest of the Committee only to drop information at politically opportune moments," the statement said, echoing his original accusation that Democrats withheld the initial claim against Kavanaugh from Ford.

Kavanaugh also denies the new allegation.