Sen. Lindsey Graham: GOP has the votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee before the election

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Monday evening that Republicans have the votes to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the November election.

“We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election,” the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News regarding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died Friday of pancreatic cancer. “We’re going to move forward in the committee.”

Mr. Graham had said in 2016 to “use my words against me” when he supported delaying the process for Judge Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court in March 2016.

He said Monday that the contentious confirmation process of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in 2018 changed his thinking.

“After Kavanaugh, everything changed with me. They’re not going to intimidate me, Mitch McConnell or anybody else,” he said.

He also pleaded with the TV audience to contribute to his campaign, saying he’s getting outraised 3-to-1 or 4-to-1 by Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.

“Five or 10 bucks from half your audience would fill in the gap that I’m facing,” he told host Sean Hannity.

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