Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, drew the ire of the internet on Saturday after indicating that he was on board with replacing the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay” as requested by Donald Trump.
Graham, who previously stated “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination,” now seems to have had an unsurprising change of heart.
“I fully understand where President @realDonaldTrump is coming from,” Graham wrote on Saturday while linking to the president’s tweet.
Graham’s about hypocrisy and about-face was duly noted on Twitter:
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
HONOR Your OWN WORDS
@LindseyGrahamSC: “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Repub president in 2016 & a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say #LindseyGraham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination."
— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@the_resistor) September 19, 2020
You’re both scum
— Sarah Thyre (@SarahThyre) September 19, 2020
2018 you said as Judiciary chair you wouldn't consider this.@LindseyGrahamSC have you no honor or decency.
What happened to you after John McCain died?
— E Savage will VOTE 🗳 🌊🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@ESmithinAR479) September 19, 2020
— Erin (@Nvrgvup0Erin) September 19, 2020
You are going to be removed
— MyjrtsJenks (@MyjrtsJenks) September 19, 2020
Did Putin tell you to sat that. How do you sleep at night.
— Bobhasdogsagain (@bobhasdogsagain) September 19, 2020
Blackmail will do that to you, won’t it, Lindsey?
— Outspoken2323 (@outspoken2323) September 19, 2020
We fully understand that your word means NOTHING!!!
It's all about what benefits YOU at any particular time.
We are therefore using your words against you… !!!
Ruth's last wish (please call her grand daughter to confirm)
was that she NOT be replaced until after the election
— Viki (@Jackpot246) September 19, 2020
If the republicans do this I will never vote GOP again in my life.
— Drew #BLM (@Zythen) September 19, 2020
Oh, so it’s going to be historic hypocrisy, is it?
People catch on, Lindsey—when you do the opposite of what you say you’ll do, they eventually figure out you’ll screw them over too.
— Krazy Katbot 🐈⬛🤖 (@KrazyKatbot) September 19, 2020
There are no words to describe how low you've fallen. When a man's word, especially a once respected politician, can't be trusted, then the US has truly lost the right to be recognized as a leading nation. Is there nothing you won't do for power – even sacrifice your country?
— JustCynthia (@LoveMyCymba) September 19, 2020
I say this with all respect and forethought,……you do this and the consequences will be beyond your current assumptions, politically and personally. Consider your next step carefully. The country simply will not allow it.
— Bill Sauceda (@SaucedaBill) September 19, 2020
You also fully understand that he owns you – and that you’ve abandoned any notion that you’ve ever had an ounce of honor or integrity – truly sad to watch.
— USED TO BE G.O.P. (@Used_To_Be_GOP) September 19, 2020
Thought you never said his Lind! https://t.co/o7psHeeB0j
— Linda Zinn (@LindaZinn2) September 19, 2020
Just once, please act honorably, like you used to do! You know this is wrong! You know Trump is a monster..please put #CountryOverParty and honor you words from the recent past!
— Ka Sapp⛵️ (@Spinika7) September 19, 2020