Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday from complications due to pancreatic cancer, and the fight over who should fill her SCOTUS seat has already begun. In 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow President Obama to have a Senate vote on his nominee, Merrick Garland, because the country was 10 months from a presidential election. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) agreed with that position, although there is no Constitutional precedent for it.
Lindsey said he wants us to use his words against him. Ok, done. pic.twitter.com/HrYrpVZyuw
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 20, 2020
In fact, Graham said that, if the situation were reversed during the last year of Donald Trump’s first term, he would not support allowing him to nominate a Supreme Court justice, either. He said:
‘I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said, ‘Let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination. And you could use my words against me and you’d be absolutely right.’
Graham has since reversed that position, and The Lincoln Project, a group of Republican strategists, are holding those words against him. So should everyone else in the country, but especially voters in South Carolina, where Graham is currently tied with his opponent, Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.
According to NPR:
‘Graham, who as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee would oversee confirmation hearings, said Saturday that he would support President Trump “in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg.”‘
Graham has no principles and, just like the president, is not a man of his word. Why should voters allow him to continue to represent them with lies and false promises?
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