Lindsey Graham admits if Republicans 'were in charge' they would have blocked Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination

Lindsey Graham admits if Republicans 'were in charge' they would have blocked Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination
Senator Lindsey Graham (screengrab).

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) revealed Monday that if Republicans had control of the Senate instead of Democrats President Biden’s highly-qualified nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, would not even have been given a hearing – exactly what the Republicans did to then-President Barack Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland.

“If we were in charge,” Graham said Monday during the Judiciary Committee’s vote on Judge Jackson, she “would not have been before this committee.”

Politico’s Sam Stein weighed in: “We are moving quickly towards a situation where if the Senate is in control of the opposite party of the president there will simply never be a SCOTUS confirmation. We may be there already,” he said, which is only half true — Democrats have voted to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court justices, while Republicans are making clear they won’t even get a hearing.

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