Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) thinks Christine Blasey Ford's request for an FBI investigation into her attempted rape accusations against Brett Kavanaugh "is not about finding the truth."
Graham tweeted on Wednesday morning that Ford, and the Democrats, are simply trying to "delay the process" of confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
"Requiring an FBI investigation of a 36-year-old allegation (without specific references to time or location) before Professor Ford will appear before the Judiciary Committee is not about finding the truth, but delaying the process till after the midterm elections."
Graham added that "it is imperative" that the Senate Judiciary Committee "move forward on the Kavanaugh nomination and a committee vote be taken ASAP."
In a letter written to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ford alleges that Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to rape her at a high school party in the 1980's. According to the account, Kavanaugh was “stumbling drunk” and pinned Ford down on a bed, covering her mouth as he forced himself on top of her.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
MSNBC host and former Congressman Joe Scarborough had some questions for Graham. Scarborough wants to know why a vote on Kavanaugh needs to be jammed through the Senate.
He reminded Graham that it was he and other Senate Republicans who refused to give Merrick Garland a hearing after he was nominated to the High Court by President Barack Obama in 2016 - an election year.
"What makes an expedited vote “imperative” after what Republicans did to Merrick Garland for almost 300 days?" Scarborough asked. The Supreme Court "is a lifetime appointment. Waiting a week or two for the facts to shake out seems reasonable."
Like Scarborough, the American people are not willing to forget about what happened to Garland, which makes Graham's rush to confirm Kavanaugh look even more suspicious.
"What's your hurry?"
The hypocrisy is glaring.
Ford has requested an FBI investigation ahead of a hearing scheduled for next Monday, which many see as adding credibility to her claims.
Graham got dragged on Twitter for his obvious attempt at "political theater," rather than seeking the truth.
People want and deserve the truth.
Truth will out, Senator.