Time for us to call a spade a spade here. Lindsey Graham is nothing more than a con-artist RINO, and he has pulled a fast one on many Make America Great Again folks.
While there is no question that Lindsey is a politically crafty person who has been around the block a few times, the other wrinkle is that there is no one who knows how the D.C. swamp works better than him, that is for sure.
I’ll give Lindsey Graham a lot more credit than I should here, but he caught on pretty quickly to what was going on when Trump splashed on top of the scene. After Lindsey Graham tried (but failed) to take on Present Trump during the primaries, he quickly realized that he could either destroy his career by fighting the president every step of the way, or he could switch gears and pretend like he was a devotee of the America First Movement and become a “star.”
While Lindsey picked the second option, not everyone fell for it. There were many people who were leery of him simply due to the fact that he has always been a bit of an empty suit – all talk and no action.
Well, surprise, surprise, but after Trump was ousted due to the 2020 sham, it now looks like that chameleon Lindsey is back up to his old tricks.
He is now back to doing what he does best, which is being a backstabber to the GOP by now acting as President Biden’s “go-to” guy….
This is because the Hill is now reporting that Lindsey Graham has quietly emerged as the most frequent supporter of the judicial nominees of one President Joe Biden.
“He believes presidents who win the election get to appoint judges, subject obviously to extreme cases, and I think he’s following through on it,” said Brookings Fellow Russell Wheeler.
Of course, part of what Graham is doing here would be touting the fact that he has been willing to support President Biden’s judicial nominees even if he doesn’t agree with their personal philosophies. In that vein, he noted that he was one out of only nine GOP senators to support Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the bench in 2009. He was only one GOP senator out of five who supported the appointment of Elena Kaga a year later. He has been attempting to do this because he wants to demonstrate that he can do bi-partisanship, but really, all it does is backfire on him and make him look like the RINO that he is.
“Senator Graham has long believed that under the Constitution the president has the right to select judges of their choosing and as long as they are qualified, they should generally be confirmed by the Senate,” Graham’s office said in a statement. “This is the traditional and customary role of the Senate in the judicial confirmation process.”
Graham’s support for Biden’s judicial nominees is increasingly making him an outlier in the Republican party, with only the moderate Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) joining him. These are the only other two individuals in the GOP who vote for Biden’s nominees as frequently.
Wheeler feels that Graham’s position is an “old-fashioned view” that used to be more widespread in the Senate.
“The assumption always used to be that when our person is in the White House, we’ll expect the same deference from senators of the other party. That’s all out the window now. It’s now, you know, dog eat dog,” he said.
When asked about Graham being willing to support judicial nominees, Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Thomas Jipping quipped that it’s “been his pattern probably as long as he’s been in the Senate.”
However, don’t think that Graham has flown completely under the radar by any means. Tucker Carlson called him out earlier this year by saying “why are conservatives continuing to promote him and allowing him to continue to sit on the Judiciary Committee?”
He’s right, especially when you consider just how important having the right judges would be in this “activist” world that we live in.