Lindsey Graham Suddenly Goes Quiet Over Biden’s Nominee

( Last Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham took some time out from appearing on Fox News to call for war with Russia to meet with President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. And the media is puzzled that Graham declined to comment about the substance of their meeting.

Rather than tell reporters what they wanted to hear, namely that he has decided whether or not to vote to confirm Jackson, Graham told them he would tell them how he votes when he votes.

Democrat Senators frequently announce they are voting no on a Republican nominee before confirmation hearings even begin. During the Trump years, some Democrat Senators, like New York’s junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, would announce they weren’t even going to sit down to meet with a Trump nominee because they already knew they were voting no.

It’s lazy, partisan, and sloppy.

And gosh darn it, why won’t Lindsey Graham do it too?

The Hill was so mystified that Graham wouldn’t get into the details of his private meeting with Jackson, they asked former Alabama Democrat Senator Doug Jones to explain it to them.

Jones, who served less than three years in the Senate, is responsible for guiding Jackson’s nomination through the Senate. You know, because he’s such an old, experienced hand at it, given his 3-year tenure.

And Jones told the Hill he just doesn’t know what to make of Lindsey Graham.

Maybe if Jones spent more than 3 years in the Senate, he’d be in a better position to guess.

Here’s the bottom line.

The reporters covering the Senate are going to badger the squishy Republicans over how they intend to vote on Jackson’s confirmation the same way they badgered Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema over how they intended to vote on Biden’s massive welfare spending bill and killing the filibuster.

The job of these reporters is to lobby for Biden’s SCOTUS nominee.

So they’ll chase after Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney demanding they say how they plan to vote on a nominee who has yet to appear for her confirmation hearing.