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Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday evening, the battle has already intensified over who will have the opportunity to choose her replacement.

Democrats are now taunting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.) with a video of his remarks on March 10, 2016, in which he stated, “I want you to use my words against me. 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.”

Graham made the statement a month after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the vacancy would not be filled until a new president was in office.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is now demanding that Ginsburg’s vacancy should not be filled until after a new president is in office, re-tweeted the video:

However, Graham backed up President Trump’s position, after Trump tweeted Saturday morning, “[email protected] We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!”

Graham responded, “I fully understand where President @realDonaldTrump is coming from.”

Saturday afternoon, Graham released a statement announcing his desire to move forward with filling the vacancy:

The two biggest changes regarding the Senate and judicial confirmations that have occurred in the last decade have come from Democrats.

* Harry Reid changed the rules to allow a simple majority vote for Circuit Court nominees dealing out the minority.

* Chuck Schumer and his friends in the liberal media conspired to destroy the life of Brett Kavanaugh and hold that Supreme Court seat open.

In light of these two events, I will support President @realDonaldTrump in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg.

Graham then addressed his opponent, Jamie Harrison, the first Black chairman of South Carolina’s Democratic Party who is now running to take Graham’s seat.

“I know Jaime Harrison — who opposed the Kavanaugh nomination and joined the mob in the destruction of this fine man — will oppose ANY Trump nominee. I hope the people of South Carolina know that as well,” Graham tweeted.

“Jaime Harrison will be a loyal foot soldier in the cause of the radical liberals to destroy America as we know it. As to me – I will be part of the Resistance and oppose their radical liberal agenda as they try to fundamentally change America,” he added.

Harrison responded by tweeting out the video of Graham’s comments from 2016, and using it as a fundraising tool for his own campaign.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Conservatives concern about “mail-in ballots” was absolutely ignored & implemented by the Democrats & now they want Trump not to fill RBG’s vacancy seat, even though it is in his authority to do so? I say FILL IT. Democrats dread another conservative judge, believe they have the election, & can never be trusted on any bipartisan decision. FILL IT TRUMP, FILL IT McConnell … Fill it For The American Patriots!

  2. Not only ate the demorats hell bent on cjeating the election with mail in voting along with ballot harvesting they want to make sure they get a progressive on the Supreme Court …..if this happens America is doomed

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