Melania Trump is 'proud' of Lindsey Graham's fiery response to allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
Lindsey Graham stirred up a storm during the Thursday hearing on the sexual allegations brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford
According to Senator Lindsey Graham, First Lady Melania Trump told her husband, US President Donald Trump, that she was "proud" of his incendiary attack on Democrats following the sexual allegations brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.
Graham stirred up a storm during the hearing on Thursday in which Republicans allowed female prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to interrogate both the victim and the accused. He took the microphone and passionately criticized Democrats and the entire process that threatened Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court upon the recommendation of Trump.
“This is not a job interview. This is hell,” an enraged Graham said. “What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020.”
In a conversation Friday morning with 'Fox & Friends', Graham said he was highly praised by the president during a phone call after his barefaced attack on the unfounded allegations that are being flamed by Democrats.
According to him, Melania was equally happy with his fervent response during the hearing, Newsweek reports.
“He was very complimentary, and he said Melania said that please tell me that she was very proud of the fact that I pushed back and stood up for this good man,” Graham said. "And that meant a lot to me that the first lady felt that way.”
"What was done to Kavanaugh was planned, orchestrated politics at its worst. The accusations just offend my sensibilities. I want women to be heard but I will not be played and I will not have my intelligence insulted," he added.
That said, after a total of three women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, the first lady has made no public comment about the allegations against him.
According to Ford, a drunk Kavanaugh allegedly pushed her onto a bed, groped her, attempted to remove her clothes, and held his hands over her mouth to prevent her from screaming during a high school party back in 1982. She even claimed that she feared for her life after thinking he was going to rape her at the event.
Kavanaugh did not hold back. He took over the podium after Ford's testimony and blatantly denounced her allegations, claiming the whole process was orchestrated by Democrats as revenge after losing the 2016 election. He denied all accusations against him outright.
Resonating his sentiments, Graham expressed his frustration on similar lines. “If you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you did to this guy,” Graham shouted at the Democrats. “Boy, you guys want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham. That you knew about it and you held it.”