Despite having repeatedly said that he would not vote to seat a Supreme Court nominee in an election year since Republicans stole a nomination from former President Obama in 2016, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) flip-flopped as usual.
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just weeks before Election Day has raised tensions across the country as Republicans salivate over the opportunity to put another conservative on the bench to completely dominate the Supreme Court and implement a toxic agenda that a majority of Americans oppose.
Ever since the 2016 Election, Graham has insisted that if another Justice needs to be replaced in an election year that he would wait for the will of the people to be heard, especially since that’s the excuse Republicans used in 2016 even though Antonin Scalia died in February of that year, several months before the election.
But now Graham is saying that he has changed his mind because of the 2018 Senate confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh’s hearing was contentious because several women came forward and credibly accused him of sexual assault. Kavanaugh even committed perjury by lying under oath.
However, Republicans confirmed him anyway and claimed Democrats treated him unfairly.
That’s the excuse Graham used in a statement as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to justify his change of mind about election-year nominations.
Chairman @LindseyGrahamSC to Committee Democrats: “After the Treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I Now Have a Different View of the Judicial-Confirmation Process” https://t.co/qzXgSbgW8S pic.twitter.com/IWAclmrQED
— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) September 21, 2020
It’s a pathetic excuse. After all, Democratic nominees have not been nearly as controversial. They are also highly qualified and don’t have the kinds of skeletons in their closets that Republican nominees have had. Kavanaugh’s skeletons are particularly disturbing, enough so that he should not have been confirmed and should be impeached.
Twitter users blasted his statement.
If your ethics and integrity depend on your interpretation of the actions of others, then you have no ethics or integrity.
— Mike Armstrong (@marmstrong_57) September 21, 2020
Lindsey is set on revenge. It’s not a good look for a U.S. Senator.
— Michele (@ourroseylife) September 21, 2020
So this is about spite and revenge?
— Ed Stallworth (@etstall) September 21, 2020
Worth another donation to @harrisonjaime
— R_oz (@1stAmend_Rights) September 21, 2020
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) September 21, 2020
Yup 2018! After KAVANAUGH! Keep ur word, you all will lose the Senate for YEARS bc of your prejudice&manipulation of the Constitution. Advise&consent,that right was Obama’s too, u kept that seat open for 10 mos! McConnell said no dem will seat a Justice! Abdication of your jobs!
— lisaloveslife ✡🕉☯🆘️ (@lbloveslife25) September 22, 2020
So perceived injustice is all it takes for @LindseyGrahamSC ‘s word to crumble? One can perceive many injustices to justify their actions. Take heed, #SouthCarolina! #LindseysWordMeansNothing pic.twitter.com/cjTmrN9kzy
— Erocked Foss (@ErockdaBoat) September 21, 2020
How many times do Republicans have to prove themselves as hypocrites before Americans finally oust them all from office?
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