Graham to woman asking if he believes she was raped: 'Go to the cops'

Graham to woman asking if he believes she was raped: 'Go to the cops'
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators huddle on Russia sanctions as tensions escalate Juan Williams: It's Trump vs. McConnell for the GOP's future Biden's year two won't be about bipartisanship  MORE (R-S.C.) was confronted in the halls of the Capitol by a woman who claimed to have been raped years ago during a break in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After speaking with reporters on Thursday, Graham was seen in a video heading towards an elevator where a woman was waiting for him.

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The woman said, “Senator Graham, I was raped 13 years ago.”

“I’m so sorry,” Graham replied. 

“I don’t remember the exact date, but do you believe me?” the woman asked the South Carolina Republican.

“You needed to go to the cops,” Graham said before entering the elevator. “Go to the cops.”

Graham on Thursday cast doubt on Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, pointing out her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee lacks details of the alleged incident.

"I don't know any more than I knew before," Graham told reporters. "I know that the people who've claimed to have been at the party say nothing happened. I don't know how she got home or how she got there."

Graham also warned Democratic nominees to “watch out for your nominees” while expressing his frustrations with the claims against Kavanaugh.

Ford went public with her allegations after an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month, in which she claimed she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh while they were at a high school party in the 1980s.

On Thursday morning, Ford told in gripping detail that she was sexually assaulted at a party when she was 15 years old by Kavanagh.

Ford said during the alleged incident she thought Kavanaugh might accidentally kill her when he put his hand over her mouth and pinned down her to a bed while groping her. 

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.