POLITICS
10/02/2018 04:41 am ET

Lindsey Graham's Old Comments About Merrick Garland Come Back To Haunt Him

The South Carolina senator's 2016 remarks are at odds with what he's saying now about Brett Kavanaugh.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was called out for hypocrisy on Monday after comments he made in 2016 resurfaced on social media. 

The conservative lawmaker is a staunch defender of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee who has been accused of sexual assault. On Monday, Graham slammed Democrats for calling for an FBI investigation into the Kavanaugh allegations, and claimed that they were playing politics by trying to keep the seat open until after the midterm election: 

Yet Graham and his fellow Republicans in the Senate blocked Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s March 2016 Supreme Court pick, and Graham himself admitted it was for political reasons:  

The video prompted many on Twitter to slam Graham: 

 

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