Graham on third Kavanaugh accuser: 'I don't buy this'

South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham (R) cast doubt Thursday on allegations from Julie Swetnick, a third woman making sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

During an interview with "Fox & Friends," the Republican lawmaker questioned Swetnick's account, which detailed her alleged experience of Kavanaugh “drinking excessively" and engaging in "highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking 'No' for an answer."


Swetnick also said she had witnessed evidence of gang rapes at parties that she said she and Kavanaugh, who has called the allegations something out of the "Twilight Zone," had attended.

"I don't buy this," Graham said Thursday morning. "I don't believe any reasonable person would go to a party where people are being drugged and raped and not tell anybody about it, but keep going for 10 times over a two-year period."

The South Carolina senator went on to imply that Swetnick's story was a manufactured claim from Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her case against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE and Michael Cohen. Avenatti is also representing Swetnick.

"Brett Kavanaugh's life...there's no indication that's the kind of person he is," Graham continued. "This lady, Brett Kavanaugh says he's never met her. Michael Avenatti is her attorney. If you can't figure this out, then there's something wrong with you."

His comments on Fox News echo those he made to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, in which he also questioned Swetnick's decision to come forward just days before Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court is set for a full committee vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I have a difficult time believing any person would continue to go to — according to the affidavit — ten parties over a two-year period where women were routinely gang raped and not report it,” he said.

“I also find it curious these charges were not brought forward until 2018, two days before a confirmation vote,” Graham added.

The White House has maintained support for Kavanaugh, who is set to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.