Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina had harsh words for his Democratic colleagues, calling the handling of allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh since his nomination "the most unethical sham since I've been in politics."
"I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through," Graham said. "Boy, you want power. 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."
Turning to Kavanaugh, Graham later added:
"You have interacted with professional women all your life, not one accusation. You're supposed to be Bill Cosby when you're a junior and senior in high school and all of a sudden you got over it. It's been my understanding that if you drug women and rape them for two years in high school you probably don't stop. Here's my understanding, if you lived a good life people will recognize it like the American Bar Association has, the gold standard. His integrity is absolutely unquestioned."
Watching from the White House, press secretary Sarah Sanders cheered him on.