The South Carolina Republican and the other GOP senators blocked the confirmation of Merrick Garland, Barack Obamaâ€™s nomination for the Supreme Court, in February 2016, Obamaâ€™s final year. Graham swore he would do the same for a Republican president.
If thereâ€™s a Supreme Court opening in the â€œlast year of Presidentâ€™s Trumpâ€™s term, and the primary process has started, weâ€™ll wait â€™til the next electionâ€ to confirm a new justice, Graham swore in a 2018 Atlantic interview featured in the ad.
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.
â€” Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
â€œWe knew Lindsey Graham was a hypocrite, but he really secured his place in the Hypocrite Hall of Fame,â€ Lauren Harper of LMG PAC said in a statement. â€œSenator Graham once again confirmed to the people of South Carolina that heâ€™s willing to break his promises when it is politically convenient for him and his political party.â€