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Some Republicans think Christine Blasey Ford was convincing. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham is just angry about it.

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