From the moment Christine Blasey Ford alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans have attacked her credibility and called her allegations a Democratic ploy. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, yet some Republicans seemed more open to Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
The usually talkative Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) kept quiet after the testimony, offering "no comment" answers while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) oddly called Ford "not un-convincing" during a lunch break.
After the hearing, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) reflected his mid-testimony comments, telling reporters he "found no reason to find [Ford] not credible." He said he's more concerned that Ford's confidential letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was made public against her will, and that she was unaware she could've privately testified to investigators instead of ending up in "this circus-like setting."
Meanwhile, Graham was only sure that Ford is "a nice lady who's come forward to tell a hard story that's uncorroborated," he declared in a post-testimony tirade. But Graham doesn't blame Ford for this — he blames the Democrats who "betrayed her trust" and made her "just as much a victim of this as I think Brett Kavanaugh."
Watch Graham's incredibly angry statement below. Kathryn Krawczyk