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Sen Lindsey Graham’s Democratic opponent is slamming the South Carolina Republican for taking a lackadaisical summer only now to rush through Donald Trump’s pending nomination to the Supreme Court.
Graham will preside over any impending hearing for a high court nominee, as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The matter of a Supreme Court nomination has been the top issue in Washington DC since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week at the age of 87.
“Well, what I find disturbing, Lawrence, is that Lindsey Graham took off almost all of August. He went golfing. He even got a tan. But now he can find the urgency. One, he’s betraying his commitment to the people of South Carolina because he committed to not taking up a nominee in an election year, but he’s doing that,” Jaime Harrison, Graham’s Democratic opponent, said in an on-air interview with MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell. “And now he can find the urgency to rush a Supreme Court justice nomination through his committee and to the floor of the U.S. Senate, but he can’t find the urgency to address another COVID relief act.
“In this state, we let 3,000 people die. There are a number of small businesses on the edge of closing. Again, we need a senator who is going to fight for us and not fight against us,” Harrison added. “And Lindsey Graham has exhausted his time in Washington, D.C. He needs to go home.”
Graham has been serving as one of the Palmetto State’s US senator since 2003, after eight years in the House.
He’s dramatically turned on Trump as president, going from one of his harshest critics to now becoming one of Trump’s most ardent defenders.
“Lawrence, the momentum is on our side. You know, right now I am living rent free in Lindsey Graham’s head right now because he understands that the people of South Carolina want something different,” Harrison said. “It’s been consistent in our polling that 57 percent, 58 percent of folks want somebody new to be their U.S. senator. And they’re going to get somebody who is going to focus on them and fight for them. Lindsey just wants to sit with Shawn Hannity every night or fly around on Air Force One or golf with the president.”
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