Waarom almal dit van Lindsey Graham moes sien kom

Van al die flip-flops tussen die 2016 Hooggeregshofbenoeming van Merrick Garland en die hangende 2020 Hooggeregshofbenoeming deur president Donald Trump, none is more blatant than that of the man who will run the confirmation hearings for the eventual nominee: Suid-Carolina Sen.. Lindsey Graham.

I will be leading the charge to make sure that President Trump’s nominee has a hearing, goes to the United States Senate for a vote, because that is my job and I believe I am doing what the people of South Carolina want me to do in this regard,” Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at a GOP event in North Charleston on Monday.
Which is, een, different than what he said in 2016 when he opposed even holding confirmation hearings for Garland.

I want you to use my words against me,” Graham said at the time. “If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say, ‘Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.'
    Ja, ek bedoel, he pretty much asked for it. Soos, explicitly.
    No one who has followed politics for the last five-ish yearsbasically since the rise of Trumpshould be surprised AT ALL that Graham is the Republican senator with the most outrageous flip-flop on, ahem, principle.
    You’ll remember that when Graham was running against Trump for president in 2016, he described the billionaire businessman as arace-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.” And said this: “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.
    Fast forward a few yearsand suddenly Graham is one of Trump’s biggest defenders (and regular golf buddies.)
    What happened? Wel, Die New York Times’ Mark Leibovich put that question directly to Graham back in 2019. And here’s how Graham answered: “Wel, OK, from my point of view, if you know anything about me, it’d be odd not to do this.Pressed by Leibovich on what “hierdie” was, Graham gesê: “‘Thisis to try to be relevant.
      En, toneel.
      Die punt: Lindsey Graham is about relevance, not principle. The chance to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for a SCOTUS nominee that would tilt the Court to a clear 6-3 conservative majority? He’s never going to pass that up.

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