Right-wing pastor Franklin Graham, the man who demanded former President Bill Clinton resign for committing adultery, is calling on Senate Republicans to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh even if allegations of attempted rape leveled against him are true.
Earlier this week, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford identified herself as the woman who wrote a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) detailing her account of Kavanaugh groping her and trying to force her to have sex with him.
Republicans have been desperately attacking Ford ever since in an effort to destroy her credibility even Kavanaugh is the one who has demonstrated himself to be a liar by perjuring himself during his testimony.
One would think that a so-called “Christian” pastor would condemn Kavanaugh and call upon Republicans to trash his nomination, but Franklin Graham is a hypocrite who thinks that even if the allegations are true that Kavanaugh should be installed on the high court.
During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, Graham treated Kavanaugh as if he were the victim instead of Ford.
“It’s just a shame that a person like Judge Kavanaugh who has a stellar record — that somebody can bring something up that he did when he was a teenager close to 40 years ago,” he said. “That’s not relevant.”
“We’ve got to look at a person’s life and what they’ve done as an adult and are they qualified for this position so this is just an attempt to smear him,” Graham continued. “I hope the Senate is smarter than this and they’re not going to let this stop the process from moving forward and confirming this man.”
When the host pushed back, Graham claimed that no crime was committed even though attempted rape and sexual assault are criminal offenses. He even said that Ford “said no” and that Kavanaugh “walked away.”
But Ford says that Kavanaugh held his hand over her mouth and tried to rape her, and only failed because one of his friends interrupted and jumped on him, allowing her to escape.
Basically, Graham just conceded that Kavanaugh was in the room with Ford and that he did attempt to have sex with her, which goes against Kavanaugh’s claim that he didn’t attend the party in question.
Graham then said it doesn’t matter if the allegations are true.
“Regardless if it was true, these are two teenagers and she said no and he respected that so I don’t know what the issue is. There’s a lot of things that I’ve done when I was a teenager that I certainly am ashamed of and not proud of. People are up in arms over this like ‘oh, this is such a disaster.’ You’re talking about two teenagers 40 years ago. That has nothing to do with what we’re talking about today about this man being a judge on the Supreme court. And they call it sexual assault?No, I don’t believe it.”
Here’s the video via YouTube.
This is the same pastor who has let President Donald Trump off the hook for his own sexual history, which includes extramarital affairs with porn stars and apparently grabbing women by the genitals without consent.
But Graham had a different view of former President Bill Clinton back in 1998 during the Monica Lewinski scandal.
“Private conduct does have public consequences,” he wrote. “The private acts of any person are never done in secret. God sees and judges all sin, and while He seeks to restore the offender with love and grace, He does not necessarily remove all the consequences of our sin. The scandal of Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lewinsky has forced us to examine the morality of public and private behavior with new intellectual and spiritual vigor. There needs to be no clash between personal conduct and public appearance.”
Exactly, and if Graham practiced what he preaches, he should be calling for Kavanaugh’s nomination to be withdrawn. His personal conduct has consequences and it’s clashing with public appearance. This man has allegedly committed an egregious sin and he should face consequences for it. Not be rewarded with a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.
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