Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he believes his role in the confirmation process for a new Supreme Court justice will likely bolster his reelection bid. (Sept. 21)
LINDSEY GRAHAM: I don't know what it is about me, and moments, and lightning. But lightning has struck again. Justice Ginsburg was one of the most accomplished women to ever serve on the court, was a trailblazer. And her passing should be mourned. And her life should be celebrated. But under the Constitution, we have a job to do, right?
I'm here to tell the people of South Carolina, I intend to do my job as chairman of the Judiciary.
My job is to have hearings. And when the nomination comes over to timely process this nominee-- to make sure that President Trump's nominee has a hearing, goes to the floor of the United States Senate for a vote. Because that is my job. And I believe I am doing what the people of South Carolina want me to do in this regard. I think I will get reelected because of what I did for Judge Kavanaugh.