Lindsey Graham: I will vote for ‘qualified’ Clinton Supreme Court nominee

Lindsey Graham: I will vote for ‘qualified’ Clinton Supreme Court nominee

Sen.[score]Lindsey Graham[/score] (R-S.C.) on Thursday said he would vote for a qualified Supreme Court nominee sent for confirmation to the Senate by Hillary Clinton.

“Let’s just assume she is president,” Graham said at a Judiciary Committee meeting.

“I’ve been telling everybody on my side, she’s going to pick somebody probably more liberal than President Obama’s going to send over in a few days and I’m going to vote for that person if I think they’re qualified.”

Graham said he believes the president, regardless of party, “deserves the right to pick judges of their philosophy and that goes with winning the White House.”

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At the same time, Graham said he feels comfortable with the GOP’s decision not to hold a hearing or vote on a nominee from President Obama.

He noted that Vice President Biden argued in 1992 as a Delaware senator that then-President George H.W. Bush should wait until after the election to make a nomination, and that Obama himself filibustered two Supreme Court justices when he was a senator.

“It’s not about me paying you back,” he said. “It’s about trying to have some process I think will stand the test of time. This will stand the test of time.”

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