January 16, 2019

Graham: Elections Matter

Nominees should be confirmed based on qualifications, not policy

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today questioned witnesses at the second day of William Barr’s nomination hearing to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

  •  GRAHAM: “I just can’t think of a better person to pick [for Attorney General] than Mr. Barr, if you’re a Republican. I don’t know who [would] do better than him in terms of experience, judgement and temperament. So if this guy doesn’t cut it, I am at a loss for who [Republicans] can pick.” https://youtu.be/6NPOo9jN3gE?t=694
  • GRAHAM: “…I thought [Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch] would be good stewards of the law…it never crossed my mind that I would vote against them because I have policy disagreements [with them]. If that’s going to be the new standard, none of us are going to vote for anybody on the other side.” https://youtu.be/6NPOo9jN3gE?t=346

 

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