Franklin Graham ripped the 11th-hour accusations hurled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a mere Democratic "smear" attempt, because the allegations are "not relevant" to his Supreme Court credentials as they happened so long ago when he was just a teenager.
"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 as a teenager close to 40 years ago; that's not relevant," the evangelist told CBN News on Tuesday.
"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."
The allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford have been denied by Judge Kavanaugh, but Graham told CBN he does not consider what occurred to be a crime as much as a mere teenage mistake or lapse in judgment.
"This is a tactic by the left to try to keep conservatives off the bench," Graham said. "And it's unfortunate that's working. People are up in arms over this, like this is such a disaster. You're talking about two teenagers. That was 40 years ago.
"It has nothing to do about what we're talking about today about this man being a judge on the Supreme Court."
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