Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday made a spectacle of himself during the Senate confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, where he started yelling before storming off the senate floor after Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) fact-checked some of his comments about the legal disposition of Guantanamo detainees.
As noted by Raw Story, Sen. Durbin calmy corrected Graham while looking at his notes when the South Carolina shouted over him, exclaiming, “The system failed miserably and advocates to change this system like [this nominee] was advocating would destroy our ability to protect this country!”
“We’re at war, we’re not fighting crime!” Graham screamed as judge Jackson watched in shock. “This is not some passage of time event. As long as they’re dangerous, I hope they all die in jail if they’re going to go back to kill Americans. It won’t bother me one bit if 39 of them die in prison,” exclaimed. “That’s a better outcome than letting them go and if it cost $500 million to keep them in jail, keep them in jail because they’ll go back to the fight. Look at the freaking Afghan government made up of former detainees at Gitmo.”
“This whole thing by the left about this war ain’t working,” he added before storming out of the room as Durbin started to fact-check him again.
Watch the exchange below: