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But, but, but… Lindsey said…

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, September 21, 2020

We do the swish and sway.

“Which way is the wind blowing now?”

… said Lindsey Graham.

Someone needs to show Lindsey the exit, because he’s very obviously looking for an out.

In an interview on “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren” which aired Sunday, June 21, 2020, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said in part that,

“Well, Merrick Garland was a different situation. You had the president of one party nominating, and you had the Senate in the hands of the other party. A situation where you’ve got them both would be different. I don’t want to speculate, but I think appointing judges is a high priority for me in 2020. If you look into the history of the country, there had not been an occasion where somebody was confirmed in a presidential election year after primary started when you had divided government.”

And in the very first few days of August 2020, NBC reported that Senator Graham spoke with reporters and indicated in part that he and the GOP intend to ramrod through a SCOTUS nominee as payback to the Democrats for their opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, whose nomination was characterized by bitter acrimony over allegations of criminal sexual impropriety and habitual drunkenness by Kavanaugh during his early college years.

“Yeah. We’ll cross that bridge. After [Brett] Kavanaugh, the rules have changed as far as I’m concerned. We’ll see what the market will bear if that ever happens.”

However, before then, he had TWICE stated that he would wait until AFTER any Presidential election to vet a SCOTUS nominee.

In remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 10, 2016, he said in pertinent part that,

“I want you to use my words against me:
If there’s a Republican president in 2016,
and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term,
you can say ‘Lindsey Graham said,
‘Let’s let the next President,
whoever it might be,
make that nomination,”
and you could use my words against me,
and you’d be absolutely right.”

-AND-

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief of The Atlantic, at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C., Graham said in pertinent part that,

“If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term and the primary process is started,
we’ll wait for the next election.”

Which way is the wind blowing now, Lindsey?

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