Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is under fire for announcing he has enough votes to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court – days before the president will announce who the nominee is.
"We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg [sic] replacement before the election, we're going to move forward in the committee, we're going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election," Graham said on Fox News Monday night.
"We're going to have a process that you'll be proud of," Chairman Graham angrily told Fox News host and unofficial Trump advisor Sean Hannity. "We've got the votes to confirm the judge – the justice on the floor of the Senate before the election and that's what's coming."
Lindsey Graham says he will not be intimidated and then begs for donations https://t.co/t0KPnWZFct— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi) 1600738116.0
Many expressed outrage, especially since Graham promised to not hold confirmation hearings for any Supreme Court nominee during an election year.
@samstein Nice “vetting” process. Very responsible.— Laurie C (@Laurie C) 1600774840.0
Lindsey Graham brags he has the votes to nominate anyone, sight unseen, to the Supreme Court and then asks for mone… https://t.co/usyyIO2Dsd— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida) 1600743672.0
So Lindsey Graham says they have the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg's replacement before the election. Aren't t… https://t.co/mETNc2FImu— Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com (@Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com) 1600741479.0
They have the votes, before they have a nominee! That's putting the cart before the horse's ass. @LindseyGrahamSC… https://t.co/Xb9d0I8Hwp— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney) 1600750681.0
“We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election,” says Graham, after flip-floppi… https://t.co/7AUKwWHMsx— Peter Baker (@Peter Baker) 1600747503.0
You have to love the Republican commitment to the constitutional process. Graham says they already “have the votes… https://t.co/3I7EEZiyu4— Stan Van Gundy (@Stan Van Gundy) 1600773908.0
Nice to see Lindsey Graham is so excited about Judge [Fill in the blank] that he says he's got the Senate floor vot… https://t.co/JZJGv85Ms4— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1600749247.0
Tonight would be a good night to follow @harrisonjaime. Let’s make @LindseyGrahamSC’s nightmare a reality. https://t.co/sdhF9FdP5q— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1600743591.0
The idea that a week of discomfort for Brett Kavanaugh was enough to get Lindsey Graham to abandon whatever withere… https://t.co/Wkui8Cs7Ig— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1600722584.0
A Black man is going to defeat @LindseyGrahamSC and nothing could be more perfect. https://t.co/eFrdd4wmHE— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens) 1600750464.0