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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:34 PM

Graham commits to supporting Trump 'in any effort to move forward' in filling Ginsburg's seat

Source: CNN

(CNN)Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Saturday said he will support President Donald Trump "in any effort to move forward" with a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, just hours after Trump made clear he wants the seat left vacant by her death filled "without delay."

Graham claimed in a string of tweets that "the two biggest changes regarding the Senate and judicial confirmations that have occurred in the last decade have come from Democrats," adding later: "In light of these two events, I will support President @realDonaldTrump in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg."

Earlier Saturday, Graham responded to Trump's tweet calling for Republicans to act quickly on a nominee, saying, "I fully understand where the President is coming from." The South Carolina Republican pointed to recent comments he made about filling a Supreme Court seat, including telling reporters in April that "the rules have changed as far as I'm concerned" after Justice Brett Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation battle in 2018.

Graham, who's facing a competitive reelection, has offered differing views about whether he would try to confirm a nominee during the last year of Trump's term. His Saturday tweet marked a notable shift from his comments to CNN in July that he didn't know how practical it would be to try to fill a vacancy in the remaining months.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/19/politics/lindsey-graham-ginsburg-supreme-court-seat/index.html

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Reply Graham commits to supporting Trump 'in any effort to move forward' in filling Ginsburg's seat (Original post)
groundloop Sep 19 OP
TomCADem Sep 19 #1
AZ8theist Sep 19 #15
DFW Sep 20 #19
mucifer Sep 19 #2
groundloop Sep 19 #6
FBaggins Sep 20 #17
Eliot Rosewater Sep 19 #3
TheCowsCameHome Sep 19 #4
Mr.Bill Sep 19 #5
iluvtennis Sep 19 #7
Roy Rolling Sep 19 #8
matt819 Sep 19 #9
Traildogbob Sep 19 #10
2naSalit Sep 19 #11
Raven Sep 19 #12
Initech Sep 19 #13
Evolve Dammit Sep 19 #14
Miguelito Loveless Sep 19 #16
Capt. America Sep 20 #18
RBGForever Sep 20 #20
CrispyQ Sep 20 #21
malthaussen Sep 20 #22

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:38 PM

1. Lindsey Graham reverses 2016 declaration: 'Use my words against me'

Liars continue to lie, but if oppose this lack of morals and seek to honor Ginsberg's legacy, donate to Lindsey's opponent, Jamie Harrison:

https://jaimeharrison.com/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/lindsey-graham-reverses-2016-declaration-that-supreme-court-justice-s-shouldn-t-be-pushed-through-in-an-election-year-use-my-words-against-me/ar-BB19dc64?ocid=msedgdhp

Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Grahamís Saturday announcement that he intends to support the presidentís Supreme Court justice nomination during an election year pits him against one of the most prominent voices in the Republican party.

That would be his 2016 self.

As debate swirls on whether President Trump should replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, progressive activists are circulating video of the South Carolina senator stating in 2016 that Republicans were setting precedent against appointing new justices in an election year by blocking President Obamaís nomination to the Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Scalia.

ďI want you to use my words against me,Ē Graham said on the Senate floor four years ago. "If thereís a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said letís let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.Ē

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:56 PM

15. Could have measured that flip flop with an egg timer....

Leningrad Lindsay.
AMERICAN TRAITOR.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:05 AM

19. I never thought I'd be doing anything Lindsey Graham suggested, but here goes:

As you requested, I am hereby using your words against you, you lying piece of shit.

Well, that and yet ANOTHER donation to Harrison.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:40 PM

2. The Only Good Thing About It Is Jaime Harrison Has Lots of Money For Excellent Ads About Hypocrisy

$30 million dollars just came in.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:48 PM

6. Some of his new-found money is from my kid's inheritance.



Kicking Lindsey to the curb will be huge.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:05 AM

17. The problem is... it's South Carolina

Graham does worse as red voters (who gave Trump a 15% margin laSt time around) see him as not supporting Trump.

This is the kind of hypocrisy they were hoping for.

$30 million dollars just came in.

I think it was $2 million... raising his total for the cycle to $30 million.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:41 PM

3. Once you have signed on with our enemy to destroy America, once you have become an ACTUAL

traitor, no reason to let a little thing like this get you down.

So people will die, so what, right Lyndsay?

Everyone think about what kind of person he and the rest of the GOP actually are, we know now.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:42 PM

4. Graham's face is filling Trump's seat.

nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:46 PM

5. He's got nothing to lose.

The whole world already knows he's a lying piece of shit ass-kissing weasel.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:57 PM

7. Just like the nomination for SC justice should be done by the president the ppl elect on Nov 3rd,

the newly elected senators on Nov 3rd should be the ones voting to confirm the SC justice -- this would mean Jamie Harrison, not Miss Lindsey.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:06 PM

8. Enough!!!

Do not give this asshole any more attention for being a lying, piece-of-shit hypocrite. They feed off of ďliberal tearsĒ and being a hypocrite is a badge of honor to the entire cult.

Ignore him, who gives a ratís ass what Graham says anymore?

Focus your energy on the right-wing, lackey nominee, supporting Grahamís challenger, and voting for Democrats now through November.

Democrats have a good game of their own, donít be distracted along the way to capturing the presidency and Senate with those strengths. And let Trump make the inevitable mistakes he has always made. Except this time, big money interests wonít come to his rescue. They wonít put good money after bad.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:19 PM

9. I look forward to the day

When we learn the details of Trumpís leverage on graham. Or maybe graham is just a weasel.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:28 PM

10. Videos

Of him with male children. Please John McCain. Come back and knock the fuck out of him.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:34 PM

11. This should end his Senate career.

Let's hope it really does.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:40 PM

12. This tells me that Lindsey thinks he has a better chance of winning if he supports Trump. I'm

guessing that Republicans think that pushing a nomination will help, not hurt them and they may be right.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:05 PM

13. Kavanaugh is a colossal scumbag and deserves every bit of shit thrown at him.

I hope the next SCOTUS nominee is put through the same vetting process.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:25 PM

14. Bless your little black heart (ie. southern fuck you) for Graham. Hope the vapors take you.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:38 PM

16. If you didn't see this coming,

I also have some bad news about Santa Claus.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:34 AM

18. Republicans are immune to hypocrisy.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:18 AM

20. I guess the promise he made not to do this two years ago means nothing

 

You'd think he might have some principles.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:28 AM

21. Just another lying sack of shit republican.

They are deplorable.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:25 PM

22. quelle surprise. n/t

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