Senator Lindsey Graham thinks Senator Ted Cruz would look cute in a black robe, sitting next to Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The South Carolina senator believes President-elect Donald Trump should nominate uber-conservative Cruz to the Supreme Court. But would the court let the Texas senator have his frequent prayer breaks?
Graham talked to WYFF News 4’s Patrick Hussion at a Veterans’ Day ceremony at the Greenville Memorial Hospital in upstate South Carolina, and he released this bomb:
‘I’m here to tell my Democratic colleagues that I voted for Obama’s nominees. I expect them to give Trump’s nominees a fair shake. He won this election. He will pick a conservative. I would put Ted Cruz on that list.’
For some reason Graham believes that the Senate is a good place to mine for super-conservative Supreme Court nominees:
‘There are some really strong people in there. And there is no stronger constitutional conservative than Ted Cruz.’
The Republican majority Senate has refused President Obama his rightful nominee Merrick Garland for the current open Supreme Court seat. Senators refused to even meet with Garland, when many of those same senators gave former President George W. Bush’s nominee Harriet Miers that courtesy. The longtime friend and attorney for Bush was ill-equipped for a position on the nation’s highest court and soon withdrew.
When Republicans said that the people should choose the next nominee this year, they were just denying President Obama his rightful choice. Graham warned Senate Democrats to allow a Cruz vote:
‘If they try to block this pick, they will regret it. If you don’t honor Trump’s nominee, you’re making a huge mistake.’
But even Graham has his reservations about the friendless Cruz. During the Republican primary races. The South Carolina senator famously referred to Cruz’ unpopularity among the Senate members:
‘If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you.’
Okay, that is one negative comment, but Graham did not stop there. When reporters asked whether he preferred Trump or Cruz at a press conference last January, he said:
‘It’s like being shot or poisoned. What does it really matter?’
Actually, it does matter.
Check out this video of Senator Graham talking about support President’s nominee below: