WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today delivered remarks as the full Senate considered the nominations of two South Carolinians, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina Marvin Quattlebaum and Deputy Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina Jay Richardson, to serve as circuit judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
After Graham’s floor speech, Quattlebaum was confirmed by a bipartisan vote of 62-28. Richardson was also confirmed by a bipartisan vote of 81-8.
- GRAHAM: “I’ve known Marvin [Quattlebaum] for well over 20 years. He’s one of the most capable lawyers I’ve ever met. He’s got a great reputation as a District Court Judge. I want to thank President Trump for nominating him. I want to thank my Senate colleagues for moving his nomination forward. He’ll be a great addition to the Fourth Circuit.” https://youtu.be/b9X_2ae6jRA?t=16s
- GRAHAM: “Jay [Richardson] is one of the great legal minds of our time. And I think he’s going to be a great addition to the Fourth Circuit. He prosecuted the Dylann Roof case – the man who killed the nine parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and I would recommend that you take the time to listen to his arguments about that case if you ever get a chance. He was very eloquent.” https://youtu.be/b9X_2ae6jRA?t=59s
- GRAHAM: “Both these fine men come from South Carolina and I would urge my colleagues to vote affirmative when that time comes.” https://youtu.be/b9X_2ae6jRA?t=1m23s