Lindsey Graham slammed for buffoonish questioning of Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

Lindsey Graham slammed for buffoonish questioning of Biden’s Supreme Court nominee
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On Tuesday, March 22 — the second day of Senate confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — one of the GOP senators who questioned her was Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Graham was big on theatrics, grilling Jackson on everything from her religious views to her Gitmo detainees. And those theatrics are inspiring a lot of reactions on Twitter.

When Graham asked Jackson about her religious views, she responded that she is a “non-denominational Protestant”—and Graham went off on a tangent, implying that Justice Amy Coney Barrett was treated unfairly because of her religious views.


Graham was especially performative when he ranted about Gitmo prisoners who were captured during the George W. Bush years, saying, “It wouldn’t bother me one bit if 39 of them die in prison. That’s a better outcome than letting them go.”


In response to Graham's questioning of Jackson, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison, who Graham defeated in 2020's U.S. Senate race in South Carolina, tweeted:

Mary Trump, niece of former President Donald Trump and a vehement critic of her uncle, had no kind words for Graham:

MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan posted:

Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York commented:

Here are some more responses to Graham’s antics during his questioning of Jackson:



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