Saturday morning Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) indicated that he was on board with replacing the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay” as requested by Donald Trump.
Graham, who previously stated “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,” now seems to have had an unsurprising change of heart.
Saturday he wrote, “I fully understand where President @realDonaldTrump is coming from,” while linking to the president’s tweet.
Needless to say, Graham’s about hypocrisy and about-face was duly noted on Twitter — and not in a flattering way as you can see below:
I thought you consider yourself a man of faith &principal. You were one of the Rep I loved & respected If you would’ve won the nomination I may have voted for you. I don’t know what happened to you in the last four years but it’s sad you let the country you claim to love down.
— Becky King (@Beckyk1114) September 19, 2020
Hey, Lindsey Graham! Isn't this you in 2018, saying the opposite you fucking hypocrite?
“I’ll tell you this…if an opening comes in the last year of president Trump's term and the primary process has started we'll wait to the next election.” pic.twitter.com/AOTZP63MXc
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 19, 2020
Vote Jamie Harrison. Lindsey Graham is not a man of his word. He is a coward and a cuck. #jamieharrison
— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) September 19, 2020
that's cool…what you don't understand is how determined we are to destroy you…yes you Lindsey…we just surpassed 200,000 DEAD AMERICANS & your only focus on on #RBG replacement.
you've crossed the line senator…i will destroy you politically…
— jimmy williams (@Jimmyspolitics) September 19, 2020
So is this you saying you’re not going to honor your word from before?
— Becky King (@Beckyk1114) September 19, 2020
You also fully understand that he owns you – and that you’ve abandoned any notion that you’ve ever had an ounce of honor or integrity – truly sad to watch.
— USED TO BE G.O.P. (@Used_To_Be_GOP) September 19, 2020
You better fucking not.
— DaniKOlsen (@DaniKOlsen1) September 19, 2020
Your days are numbered @LindseyGrahamSC
— Ruby Ann (@RubyAnn36923787) September 19, 2020
If the republicans do this I will never vote GOP again in my life.
— Drew #BLM (@Zythen) September 19, 2020
We fully understand that your word means NOTHING!!!
It's all about what benefits YOU at any particular time.
We are therefore using your words against you… !!!
Ruth's last wish (please call her grand daughter to confirm)
was that she NOT be replaced until after the election
— Viki (@Jackpot246) September 19, 2020
‘#PerdueIsChicken’: Internet mocks ‘coward’ GOP senator for canceling debate after Ossoff destroyed him in viral video
Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff destroyed his Republican incumbent opponent so thoroughly Wednesday evening that Georgia Senator David Perdue has just canceled the third and final debate.
“It’s not just that you’re a crook, Senator, it’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent,” Ossoff told Perdue, who had little to say in response. The viral video had been watched 5 million times by Thursday morning. It's now been viewed 9.3 million times, nearly as many times as the number of people in the entire state of Georgia.
A fake ‘intelligence staffer’ crafted the groundwork for the Trump conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden
It's unclear why President Donald Trump and his allies have chosen to attack Vice President Joe Biden's last living son as a key tenant to the 2020 reelection instead of focusing on his opponent himself. But according to a well-researched NBC News report by Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, the "documents," actually came from a fake person that never existed using a profile photo created by an artificial intelligence face generator.
Months ago, there was a fake "intelligence" document about Hunter Biden that popped up online along with tons of "files" from a supposed laptop. None of it was real and it has all been dismissed by Trump's own associates as fake. But now it's being revealed that the company behind the effort was a fake "intelligence firm" called Typhoon Investigations, researchers and public documents revealed.
Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over Biden article
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald said Thursday he had resigned from The Intercept after the US investigative media outlet refused to publish his article critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Greenwald, one of the first journalists to report on the Edward Snowden documents on US mass surveillance, said he was leaving the website he started in 2014 with two other journalists.
"The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden," Greenwald said in a blog post.