Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says she’s incredibly disappointed with her colleague, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), for his capitulation to President Donald Trump on filling the Supreme Court seat once held by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her theory of what exactly happened to Graham’s spine is certain to rankle the South Carolina Republican.
During an appearance on MSNBC Thursday evening, Warren noted that while the Senate is supposed to provide advice and consent on any judicial nominations, Graham has already made it clear he supports whoever Trump names:
“Lindsey Graham has simply said, ‘Donald Trump has my proxy on this, Senate doesn’t need to look at it.’ If the president is good, Lindsey Graham is good.”
But it was what Warren said next that cut Graham all the way to the quick:
“There’s a man with a spine ― a spine kept in a box somewhere else because he certainly doesn’t have it to exercise for himself.”
Graham, it should be noted, may be sealing his fate with the willful relegation of his duties as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as polls show him tied with his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison. Harrison has been raising enormous amounts of cash to fund his campaign, and things are so bad that Graham went on Fox News Thursday morning and whined:
“My opponent will raise almost $100 million in the state of South Carolina. The most money ever spent in the state on a Senate race was by me in 2014 when I spent $13 million. He raised $6 million from the time Justice Ginsburg passed away, within 72 hours and God bless Justice Ginsburg. We’re celebrating her life. I appreciate waiting ’til Saturday to announce her replacement. But I am being killed financially. This money is because they hate my guts.”
This is delicious. pic.twitter.com/kWlCd5DAzY
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 24, 2020
Maybe if Lindsey had some guts and stood up to Trump, people would respect him. Instead, he’s become little more than a lapdog for the president. Time to vote both of them out.
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