Sen. Lindsay Graham says the GOP will investigate Democrats on the committee for leaking Ford letter
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowed Sunday to launch a thorough inquiry into Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to find out whether there was any wrongdoing in how they managed the sexual misconduct allegation Christine Blasey Ford leveled at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.We know only Democrats had the letter. I think that the failure of Ford's lawyer to tell her the committee was willing to meet with her in private in California also raises ethics issues for her lawyers if they failed to tell their client. Did those lawyers see the Democrat party as their real client and there was a conflict?
"We're going to do a wholesale, full scale investigation of what I think was a despicable process to deter it from happening again," Graham said during an interview on ABC News' "This Week."
"The FBI will do a supplemental background investigation, then I'm going to call for an investigation of what happened in this committee. Who betrayed Dr. Ford's trust? Who in Feinstein's office recommended Katz as a lawyer? Why did Ms. Ford not know that the committee was willing to go to California?" Graham continued, referring to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Debra Katz, one of Ford's attorneys who has been involved in Democratic politics in the past.
Graham added Sunday that he accepted Feinstein's denial.
"All I can tell you is it came from somebody with a political motive," he said. "No friend would do this to Dr. Ford."