Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was on his game at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) praising President Trump, slamming libs and promised the crowd that he is going to be aggressively working on getting conservative judges confirmed.
He started out jokingly saying,”I’m from the Federal government and I’m here to help you.”
“Speaking of Rocketman (Kim Jong-Un), he couldn’t be here and if he doesn’t get a deal with Trump he won’t be anywhere much longer,” he said.
Graham, who is the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman spoke about the fight to get Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed- “Why is Kavanaugh on the Court? Because Trump is tough,” he told the conservative crowd.
“Judges, more judges, then some more judges! We’re going to process as many conservative judges as we can,” he told the crowd.
Kevin Daley at The Daily Caller reports that earlier in the day, Graham and other Judiciary Committee Republicans voted to forward Neomi Rao’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to the full Senate. If confirmed, Rao would succeed Kavanaugh on a court often referred to as the second most powerful bench in the country.
The Senate’s most recent judgeship vote came Wednesday with the confirmation of Eric Miller to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Miller is the president’s third appointment to that court, which has repeatedly stymied administration policy priorities. Four other nominations to the 9th Circuit are pending.
Miller spent a decade as an attorney in the Department of Justice before moving to private practice at Perkins Coie. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Clarence Thomas.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has teed up three appeals court votes for next week — Allison Rushing for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Chad Readler and Eric Murphy for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Here is his speech in its entirety and I apologize for the volume being low but if you click on the closed caption setting (CC) like I did it helps a lot.
I really like the new Lindsay Graham a hell of a lot better than the old version but let’s face it- he’s still an establishment Republican.
Let’s hope he follows through with his promises.