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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:15 PM

Lindsey Graham is stepping down as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

JUST IN: Lindsey Graham is stepping down as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Chuck Grassley will assume Chair, a role he has previously held.


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Reply Lindsey Graham is stepping down as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Original post)
MelissaB Oct 31 OP
2naSalit Oct 31 #1
SCantiGOP Oct 31 #49
2naSalit Oct 31 #58
SCantiGOP Oct 31 #68
tavernier Oct 31 #2
LAS14 Oct 31 #3
TheBlackAdder Oct 31 #8
cbdo2007 Oct 31 #18
Martin Eden Oct 31 #46
Joe941 Oct 31 #60
maxsolomon Oct 31 #67
ProudMNDemocrat Oct 31 #4
zaj Oct 31 #5
TheBlackAdder Oct 31 #6
Nictuku Oct 31 #7
nolabear Oct 31 #11
rusty fender Oct 31 #56
bdamomma Oct 31 #61
C_U_L8R Oct 31 #9
nolabear Oct 31 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 31 #12
Hortensis Oct 31 #21
Eliot Rosewater Oct 31 #29
CaptainTruth Oct 31 #31
lindysalsagal Oct 31 #38
JaneQPublic Oct 31 #13
OnDoutside Oct 31 #19
bdamomma Oct 31 #62
pecosbob Oct 31 #14
lunatica Oct 31 #15
RAB910 Oct 31 #16
Mike Nelson Oct 31 #17
Thomas Hurt Oct 31 #20
The Genealogist Oct 31 #22
hatrack Oct 31 #59
The Genealogist Nov 1 #70
Buckeyeblue Oct 31 #23
moondust Oct 31 #24
onecaliberal Oct 31 #25
onetexan Nov 1 #69
malaise Oct 31 #26
Chickensoup Oct 31 #27
edhopper Oct 31 #28
lindysalsagal Oct 31 #39
wiley Oct 31 #42
tritsofme Oct 31 #53
edhopper Oct 31 #65
roamer65 Oct 31 #30
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 31 #32
onethatcares Oct 31 #37
tritsofme Oct 31 #33
Arazi Oct 31 #34
Meadowoak Oct 31 #36
StarfishSaver Oct 31 #43
Crowman2009 Oct 31 #35
StarfishSaver Oct 31 #40
crickets Oct 31 #47
braddy Oct 31 #52
lillypaddle Oct 31 #41
Hekate Oct 31 #44
barbtries Oct 31 #45
OnDoutside Oct 31 #48
OldRed2450 Oct 31 #50
AncientGeezer Oct 31 #51
onenote Oct 31 #54
onenote Oct 31 #55
kentuck Oct 31 #57
kairos12 Oct 31 #63
tblue37 Oct 31 #64
SummerSnow Oct 31 #66

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:16 PM

1. Not soon enough.

And not stepping down far enough, like resigning, which he should do, traitor that he is.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:15 PM

49. See post 43 below

There is nothing going on here. Just Grassley using his seniority to take back the Judiciary Committee.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #49)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:57 PM

58. I understand that.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #58)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:23 PM

68. I just put my answer here so it would be seen

Dozens of people below obviously didn't get it, since there was so much speculation about why he was stepping down.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:16 PM

2. What did you dooo, Lindsay?

Bad boy!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:17 PM

3. Anybody know why? Speculations?

Does he not want to be in charge of a Trump trial?

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:19 PM

8. He was the #1 Trump visitor and is probably implicated in some of the soon unearthed deeds.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:36 PM

18. I saw some ad on Facebook about him with a pool boy

but who knows

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:57 PM

46. He's stepping down to spend more quality time

With his wet little friend.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:07 PM

60. He is stepping down so he can concentrate on impeachment defense.

 

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #60)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:43 PM

67. Can he do that as a "Juror"?

He led the House Impeachment Managers in Clinton's trial, but I thought the Senate was the Jury - they don't participate in the trial except in that capacity.



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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:17 PM

4. Is the PRESSURE to defend the indefensible getting to be too much?

This could be seen as a SURRENDER of sorts.

Trump defender steps down as Senate Judiciary Chair. Better to be partisan that way I reckon.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:18 PM

5. They don't want his quotes used against him?

It he's going to become a target?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:18 PM

6. Mr. Death Panels himself. The guy with almost as little credibility as Graham now has.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:18 PM

7. Wow!

Is he going to be promoted to a cabinet position?

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:23 PM

11. I wondered that too. You know, squid pro quo.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:49 PM

56. Hahahaha

Squid pro quo

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:07 PM

61. Oh that's funny

squid pro quo,

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:20 PM

9. Conflict of interest or something more nefarious

There could be bombshells to come that take down some trump collaborators like Graham.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:23 PM

10. An important appointment? A conflict of interest? A saucy blackmail scheme?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:24 PM

12. It's hard to manage an important committee

when your lips are stuck to someone else’s ass.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:46 PM

21. This may be a good part. Competence. Grassley will take over again as of

the 117th congress. He did such a good job getting Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lifetime appointments on SCOTUS.

And then, of course, there're the other dangers. Like being too close to Trump and being a prime beneficiary of Kremlin-funneled donations. But maybe they don't expect any major shocks immediately?

And, who knows, maybe they find his performances snarling and slathering epithets at Democrats for the cameras too valuable not to maximize.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:04 PM

29. ...

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:10 PM

31. Ass?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:40 PM

38. That's absolutely disgusting.

And completely hilarious!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:26 PM

13. Putin must be wagging those blackmail videos and emails in Lindsey's face.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:37 PM

19. If that were the case he would stay where he is.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:17 PM

62. Reading that article

Graham made a about face, the Russians hacked him, and is so up tRump's backside. Hmm....tRump and the Russians are funneling money to these repigs/blackmailing them perhaps.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:26 PM

14. Next Congress

Graham will hand chairmanship back to Grassley next Congress. Unless I misunderstand that means January 2021. The REpublicans will have to hold the Senate or they don't get tp pick the chairman of the committee.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:29 PM

15. Conflict of interest?

He must not be perceived to be biting the hand that feeds him. Especially by the owner of said hand.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:34 PM

16. Just remember we can thwart this plan if we get enough people to vote these traitors out of office

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:35 PM

17. The other Senators...

...must have had a talk with him. He can't be a chair and a Trump spokesperson... especially during impeachment... it would make the Senators look like Devan Nunes.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:46 PM

20. Commander Bedbug traded him a cabinet position next term, if he wins, for his support.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:49 PM

22. Leningrad Lapdog Lindsey may be too much of a sycophant even for the Republicans

I mean, he is like a plecostomus on Trumps ass. They probably want a paper thin veneer of respectability for a Senate impeachment trial, and it would be hard to achieve this when you can't pry the committee chair from the defendant's rear.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:04 PM

59. I had to look up "plecostomus" - and I learned something new . . .

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Response to hatrack (Reply #59)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 07:54 AM

70. We had fish tanks when I was a kid

I think my dad just liked the word "plecostomus" and used it all the time!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:36 PM

23. It's not until 2021--and then only if the Senate still holds a majority

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:40 PM

24. New job on a garbage truck?

Plenty of experience moving garbage.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:57 PM

25. Is something going to come out?

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 07:18 AM

69. I was wondering the same thing - another shoe about to drop that implicates Graham

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:01 PM

26. New Chief of Staff or about to join the Con's legal team? n/t

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:03 PM

27. Best news I heard today.

What a pathetic person.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:03 PM

28. He plans to defend Trump in the Senate hearing

he can't as Judiciary Chair.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:41 PM

39. What? Rudy wasn't available?

Awwww. Too baaaaad.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:45 PM

42. Yep

Wouldn't put it past him even as Chair though.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:41 PM

53. Why do you think that?

This story is about Graham stepping down as chairman in 2021, he will absolutely and unashamedly defend Trump in the Senate trial while chairman.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #53)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:35 PM

65. I did not see that 2021 date

but you are right. No amount of corruption and hypocrisy is too great for them.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:08 PM

30. Pootie has compromat on Lindsey.

He was ordered to defend Dump.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:10 PM

32. Grassley is awake?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:38 PM

37. more like

Grassley is alive?????

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:15 PM

33. This is for the next Congress. Grassley was term limited by GOP rules

He can go back in the next Congress. I don’t think this is significant in regards to Trump, he’ll be gone when this happens, and hopefully it will be Grassley returning as ranking member, not chairman.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:16 PM

34. This is for 2021 (and I presume he'll only move if the Rs keep control of the Senate)

Grassley is the senior Senator and is choosing where he wants to be if the Rs keep control of the committees

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Response to Arazi (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:37 PM

36. Isn't Grassley like 100?

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Response to Arazi (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:47 PM

43. I really wish people would read the articles they're tweeting. It would save a lot of confusion

Lindsey Graham will give Judiciary chairmanship back to Chuck Grassley
Senate Republicans will go through another game of musical chairs in the next Congress.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to hand the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) in the next Congress.

Graham took over the panel this year from Grassley, who left to chair the Senate Finance Committee.

In an interview Thursday, Graham said Grassley asked to come back after his tenure on the Senate Finance Committee. Graham responded “absolutely.”

“Love Chuck Grassley. That’s the way the Senate works,” Graham said. “He took the Finance Committee so I could be chairman, and he’ll come back and fill out his time, and I’ll come back, and somebody else will come along.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/31/graham-judiciary-chairmanship-grassley-062993

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:33 PM

35. In related news, Lindsay will spend extra time...

...trying to shove his head further up Drumpf's ass.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:44 PM

40. NO! This headline is very misleading!

Graham is NOT "stepping down" any time soon.

As the article says, he will not become chair again when the new Senate convenes in 2021 but will instead defer to former Chair Chuck Grassley so that Grassley can chair the committee again before he's aged out under Senate rules (and only if the Republicans keep the majority).

This is NO BIG DEAL.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #40)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:01 PM

47. +1

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #40)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:39 PM

52. Yep 2021

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:44 PM

41. Taking Mulvaney's place?

stole the idea off twitter.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:49 PM

44. Misleading headline, and you got my hopes all up

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:12 PM

48. Rick Wilson tweet

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:32 PM

50. Maybe this is why?

 

“During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard ‘Len’ Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators.

“Other high dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000.”

While he was at it, Blavatnik also made sure and donated a cool $1 million to the Trump Inaugural Committee.




https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/03/gop-campaigns-took-7-35-million-from-oligarch-linked-to-russia/

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:35 PM

51. No he isn't.....

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:43 PM

54. MISLEADING.

The kind of OP that makes DU look bad.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:45 PM

55. Question for the OP: Did you even read the article you linked?

Because if you had, you would know that we're talking about a change next Congress

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:53 PM

57. The new Secretary of Defense?

He must have been offered something?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:20 PM

63. Leningrad Lindsey was probably directed by Putin.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:31 PM

64. Not immediately. After the next election, if the Republicans keep the Senate majority. nt

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:42 PM

66. IMO, this is Mulvaney out, Graham is new COS

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