Mar 22 2017

Graham Condemns Politicization Of Judicial Nomination Process

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today asked his second round of questions during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

  • GRAHAM: “To my friends on the other side [of the aisle]: What are you looking for? Are you looking for [a Supreme Court nominee] that will make your political life easy?”
  • GRAHAM: “So all I’m saying is if we’re going to vote against a nominee because they won’t tell us things that we want to hear about issues important to us, then the whole [judicial] nominating process has become a joke.”
  • GRAHAM: “The bottom line here is we are taking the nomination process to a place it was never intended to go by the framers of the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton would be rolling over in his grave to believe that the United States Senate has now gotten to the level of where I can’t vote for [a Supreme Court nominee] if [they] won’t tell me about cases important to me and [they] don’t share my philosophy.”