Lindsey Graham: We Have The Votes To Get Trump's Nominee Through


Whether you like it or not, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says Senate Republicans have the votes to push President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court through. This as Washington grapples with moving forward in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing.

"We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg's replacement before the election,” he tells Fox News. “We're going to move forward in the committee. We're going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election." What makes this problematic for many is that in 2016 and in 2018, Graham said such a move shouldn’t happen.

Specifically, he’s said that a Supreme Court seat should not be filled during an election year. Perhaps ironically, then-Vice President Joe Biden said something similar in 2016...though in the reverse. Back then, Biden maintained that a president should go forward with nominating a replacement Supreme Court judge...“even a few months before a presidential election.”

Source: Fox News

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