5 Evangelical Leaders React to Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accusation

Franklin Graham has come under fire for his Facebook post against Kate Middleton.
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Franklin Graham

Leading evangelist Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and son of Billy Graham, has been avid in his support for Kavanaugh. He took to Facebook to argue that Ford's sexual assault allegation is just another attempt by liberal progressives to halt the nomination process.

"Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a stellar reputation of judicial excellence, integrity, and character that is decades long. Now, at the 11th hour of his confirmation, a singular voice has arisen accusing him of an incident when he was a teenager in high school," Graham wrote. "Judge Kavanaugh has made it clear: 'I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.' And so does a person who was also there at the time. But the accusation has shaken up the proceedings and gotten lots of media attention — which is just what Judge Kavanaugh's enemies on the liberal left had hoped for."

Graham pointed out that Kavanaugh has been through six FBI vettings and other inquiries and stated that "nothing even related to these 36-year-old allegations has ever come up."

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"Progressive socialist-leaning Democrats would like to see the confirmation process derailed, but the confirmation of this conservative judge needs to move forward," Graham asserted.

Graham was also interviewed by the Christian Broadcasting Network on the accusation. Graham stated that he didn't think that the Senate should disregard the accusation but added that the accusation was made known to Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, weeks ago.

Graham argued that the Democrats are now relying on this accusation late into the process for "political purposes."

"It is 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. That is not relevant," Graham contended. "We have got to look at a person's life and what they have done as an adult and if they are qualified for this position. This is just an attempt to smear him. They couldn't find anything else in his record. This is an attempt to smear him and smear his name and put a black dot on it."

"How far back do we go in a person's life?" Graham asked. "There are a lot of things that I have done when I was a teenager that I certainly am ashamed of and not proud of."

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