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Graham 'hell bent' on filling next Supreme Court vacancy w conservative justice,...
Fox news ^ | January 14, 2019 | Greg Re

Posted on 01/14/2019 5:15:40 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

... Amid Ginsburg Health Woes.

... Sen Graham told "Fox News Sunday" that he is "hell-bent" on ensuring that the next Supreme Court vacancy -- whether it is ailing Justice Ginsburg's seat or otherwise -- is filled by a conservative, regardless of what outrage follows from the left.

Graham, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,... "My Democratic colleagues felt when they were in charge we should confirm judges by a majority vote," ... "They changed the rules to accommodate President Obama. They tried to stack the court. They never thought Clinton would lose. So what you’re gonna have is Harry Reid’s and Chuck Schumer’s desire to stack the court on their Democratic watch has come back to haunt them." [snip]

"Every Democrat that I've worked with for about 10 years now has agreed to funding for barriers/walls ... and all of a sudden it's a bad thing on Trump's watch," ... "What's [Trump] supposed to do, just give in? He's not gonna give in."

Graham concluded with his own possible last-minute fix to the partial federal government shutdown, ...

"I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug," Graham said. "See if we can get a deal. If we can’t at the end of three weeks, all bets are off. See if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers. That’s my recommendation. But I think the legislative path is just about shut off because Nancy Pelosi said ‘Even if you open up the government, I’ll give you one dollar for the wall.’ As long as that’s the case, we’re never gonna get a legislative package, no matter what the Senate does."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: buzzard; ginsburg; lindseygraham; rbg; scotus; southcarolina
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Love Lindsay, ... these days.

"Hell bent"is the perfect stance for the President's appointment of a Constitutionalist to SCOTUS.

"Hell bent" is the best stance for border security and the protection of America.

1 posted on 01/14/2019 5:15:40 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Great because I heard him referred to as a moderate.


2 posted on 01/14/2019 5:17:07 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

“I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug,” Graham said. “See if we can get a deal.
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Linda wants to cave. This is a battle to see who has the brass ones. President Trump will win.


3 posted on 01/14/2019 5:21:03 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: SMGFan

No such thing as a conservative.

Trump, Cruz, Lee, Graham (now), and many others are moderates.

All the others (Romeny, Shoe-mer, AOC, Pelousy), repubs and ‘Rats, are leftist clowns, socialists, communists.


4 posted on 01/14/2019 5:21:40 AM PST by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: C210N

You’ve got a bad case of libertarian disease.


5 posted on 01/14/2019 5:23:46 AM PST by sphinx
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To: C210N
To be exact: Ronald Reagan famously said, "The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor."

The standard libertarian position is that the person who agrees with you 99 percent of the time is a 100 percent traitor."

6 posted on 01/14/2019 5:28:28 AM PST by sphinx
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
So long as it happens before grahams next election we're probably safe.

I may support his current position but I will never trust him. Too much history there.

7 posted on 01/14/2019 5:31:37 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
So Lyndsay are you also agreeing once Trump calls a national emergency 25% of government remains shutdown until Congress coughs up the $5.6 billion or actually overrides his veto? If not, your plan is a joke, undermines Trump and will result in ZERO wall being built in the next 2 years!
8 posted on 01/14/2019 5:32:56 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (Vote Trump - Not Socialism!)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Linda needs to sit down and shut up for a while. I would rather not see him project all this nonsense before hand.


9 posted on 01/14/2019 5:33:55 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: shelterguy

Graham’s full statement is contradictory. So he likely just throwing it out there to demonstrate how willing potus is to be flexible and negotiate.

Pelosi has mockingly stated that she will give $1 if the government is reopened. She should be taken at her word and government closure should continue.


10 posted on 01/14/2019 5:35:24 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: sphinx
The standard libertarian position is that the person who agrees with you 99 percent of the time is a 100 percent traitor."

Very apt & so often lost sight of. We work first on essential common goals & then argue over the 20%.

11 posted on 01/14/2019 5:35:25 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: sphinx
a bad case of libertarian disease.

Not really, just a moment of frustration from all fronts.

Here in MA, behind enemy lines. We are getting a new MA GOP chair this Thursday, and the guy likely to win is a status-quo dem-lite, so venting in any direction available this morning.

12 posted on 01/14/2019 5:35:27 AM PST by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Gotta check with LG hour by hour and topic by topic to determine your love. E.g., he’s still trying to slip in various forms of “comprehensive” (wink, wink) immigration reform. For whatever reason no longer an overt McCain, but what exactly he is is impossible to know.


13 posted on 01/14/2019 5:35:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

One has to open up first. If a seat doesn’t become open in 2019 then Graham will have to wait until 2021.


14 posted on 01/14/2019 5:36:32 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

She may have talked about $1 for the wall mockingly... however, Brian Kolfage tried to actually collect $1 in-person from her office, and was refused even that.


15 posted on 01/14/2019 5:38:34 AM PST by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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Quoting Lindsey Graham who replaced Chuck Grassley as chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee:
"They never thought Hillary would lose. So Democrats changed the rules to accommodate then-Pres Obama's wishes
to stack the court in their favor. Harry Reid’s and Chuck Schumer’s rule change has come back to haunt them." [snip]

I like it.

16 posted on 01/14/2019 5:42:28 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

RBG have pneumonia?

https://www.smobserved.com/story/2019/01/07/news/stricken-with-pneumonia-ruth-bader-ginsburg-about-to-retire-from-supreme-court/3780.html


17 posted on 01/14/2019 5:42:57 AM PST by IamConservative (I was nervous like the third chimp in line for the Ark after rain had started falling.)
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To: C210N

Linda would make a good SCOTUS. Confirmation would be fun. As for the Senate seat the ragged would be waiting in the wings.


18 posted on 01/14/2019 5:46:09 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Caipirabob

I may support his current position but I will never trust him. Too much history there.

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Major ditto.


19 posted on 01/14/2019 5:47:51 AM PST by Qiviut (McCain & Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP!)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Graham is a good soldier, and a great Trump fan. He finally could see that Sessions didn’t come thru. Sessions was a huge disappointment.

I think this assures Trump will choose a conservative judge.


20 posted on 01/14/2019 5:59:23 AM PST by nikos1121
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