After wrapping up his week-long temper tantrum, Lindsey Graham found a way to reach a new low.
As President Biden is on foreign soil for a historic NATO summit uniting the world to arm the Ukrainian people and stand against Russian aggression, Graham decided he would make up a complete lie.
DNC War Room: “How exactly does @LindseyGrahamSC think the Ukrainians are fighting back? With the weapons President Biden is providing – despite 31 Senate Republicans voting against more aid.”
This comes on the heels of a week where Lindsey Graham spent his time at the Supreme Court hearings berating and interrupting Judge Jackson with zero regard for reality or his own record, where he voted for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation as a circuit court judge just over NINE MONTHS AGO.
SCOTUS Blog: “Jackson was confirmed on June 14, 2021, by a vote of 53-44. Three Republicans – Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – joined all Democrats in voting for her.”
CNN: “Asked about his vote, Graham, who served as chair of the Judiciary Committee in the last session of Congress, told reporters, ‘I think [Ketanji Brown Jackson]’s qualified. I think I try to be somewhat consistent here. I think she’s qualified for the job. She has a different philosophy than I do.’”
Washington Post: “When Jackson was elevated to the appeals court last year, her record on child pornography cases was not an issue.”
And let’s not forget, Lindsey Graham has repeatedly voted to confirm Trump-appointed judges with sentencing records similar to Judge Jackson’s.
ABC News: “An ABC News review of federal judges appointed and confirmed during the Trump administration found nearly a dozen had handed down below-guideline sentences in cases of defendants viewing, possessing, transporting or distributing child pornography.”
Graham’s complaints about “dark money” are particularly rich when you remember his silence as conservative dark money groups flooded the airwaves for Trump and McConnell’s Supreme Court nominees.
HuffPost: “Republicans claimed there was nothing wrong with Trump letting representatives from an outside group run his judicial selection process, or with a dark money group spending funds to support the eventual nominees. Now, they have taken the hypocritical and cynical approach of loudly crying foul.”
Politico: “Judicial Crisis Network launches $3 million ad campaign for Barrett”