The Senate Judiciary Committee met Monday to discuss and hold a vote on President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., emphatically stated that he would not support her despite his past votes for Democratic appointments.
Graham has voted to confirm nearly all of Biden’s judicial nominees, and he explained that Jackson is too far to the left for him to continue that trend.”I’m inclined to vote for judges of the other side, but this choice of Judge Jackson was really embraced by the most radical people in the Democratic movement to the exclusion of everybody else,,” Graham said. “After four days of hearings and hearings, I now know why the left likes her so much.”
Graham said there were other, more moderate candidates who would have met Biden’s stated criteria of being Black and female, and that these judges could have garnered some Republican support.”The White House didn’t go down that road because it feels they must pick somebody that’s more appealing to the hard left,” Graham said. “They made that choice and we’ll see how it plays out.”
Graham specifically criticized Jackson over a case in which she ruled against the Trump administration’s expansion of the use of expedited removal of illegal immigrants.