Feb 06 2017

Graham Pledges To Do Whatever Is Necessary To Confirm Gorsuch

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, in a recent interview on “The Journal Editorial Report” on Fox News with Paul Gigot praised President Trump’s nominee to be the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

  • GRAHAM: “[Gorsuch] is going to get approved. I could not think of a better pick if I were president myself… Outstanding choice. Well-qualified. [He] should be confirmed and hopefully without having to change the rules.” https://youtu.be/jnJbKA8pmxs?t=10s
  • GIGOT: “If [the Democrats] do filibuster, would you be prepared to vote to break one?”
  • GRAHAM: “I don’t think I’m going to have to do that, but I will do whatever is necessary to make sure this president is able to choose a qualified nominee, and Neil Gorsuch is beyond qualified.” https://youtu.be/jnJbKA8pmxs?t=37s
  • GRAHAM: “I think [filibustering Gorsuch] would be dumb politically. There are at least 10 Democrats in Trump states that would look like not only did you lose the election, you lost your mind.” https://youtu.be/jnJbKA8pmxs?t=1m7s
  • GRAHAM: “[The Democrats] are acting like the election didn’t happen. They’re driven by their base and I think they’re going to hurt the institution and hurt themselves. And they’re certainly not being fair to President Trump.” https://youtu.be/jnJbKA8pmxs?t=2m12s