(National Sentinel)Â Confirmation: As the ‘controversy’ over Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually abusing her in high school, continues to swirl, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of the president, fired off a late-night tweet that was no doubt meant to calm conservative nerves.
His tweet came as POTUS Donald Trump held a massive rally in Las Vegas for Sen. Dean Heller, who is up for reelection, where people waited for hours in line to get inside. Many didn’t.
â€œGreat job tonight by President @realDonaldTrump in Las Vegas laying out how strong America has become economically and how much safer we are with a strong military,” Graham tweeted.
He then added: “The President is dead right about Judge Kavanaugh being highly qualified, the right person for the job, and also right about letting process play out.
“Kavanaugh nomination still on track. Stay tuned!”
The President is dead right about Judge Kavanaugh being highly qualified, the right person for the job, and also right about letting process play out.
Kavanaugh nomination is still on track. Stay tuned!
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 21, 2018
Graham was referring to POTUS Trump’s comments at the rally. But before it began, in an interview withÂ Fox News‘ Sean Hannity, the president said Kavanaugh deserves a vote, adding, “I don’t think you can delay it any longer.”
He added that Ford should be given an opportunity to “have her say and letâ€™s see how it all works out.”
“But I donâ€™t think you can delay it any longer. Theyâ€™ve delayed it a week already,” Trump continued. “I say, let her say what she has to say. And let’s see how it all comes out. But theyâ€™ve delayed it a week. And they have to get on with it.”
For her part, Ford — through her lawyer — is attempting to set the terms for an appearance, as though she has the right to order the Senate to comply with her demands.
Graham, who also appeared on Hannity’s program Thursday night, said he has major questions about Ford’s story.
“If Ms. Ford never intended to come forward or never planned to come forward, why did she pay for a polygraph in August and why did she hire a lawyer in August if she never intended to do what she is doing?” he said, while also noting that he would like to hear from her –Â while stating that the Senate is going to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Wednesday.
As to Ford’s credibility, he added: “The question for the Senate is, is there really enough evidence here, given the nature of the allegation, how old it is and the uncertain nature of it, to deny this man who’s lived an incredible life a promotion to the Supreme Court? And if it was this bad, why did not the Democrats challenge Judge Kavanaugh when he was sitting right there in front of them?”
Lindsey Graham: "If Ms. Ford never intended to come forward or never planned to come forward, why did she pay for a polygraph in August and why did she hire a lawyer in August if she never intended to do what she is doing?" pic.twitter.com/cpoToqrSox
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 18, 2018