Moderate Republican Lindsey Graham to take over Senate Judiciary Committee


Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stepping up to lead the Senate Finance Committee. That opens the way for the next-highest-ranking Republican on Judiciary, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, to take over that committee.

Grassleypreviously served as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in 2001 and again from 2003 to 2007.

Now, as a majority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which passed the protection bill in April, Flake said he is committed to not advancing upcoming judicial nominees until the bill receives a vote.

"If I'm chairman next year, we're going to judges, judges, and more judges", Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week.

Graham, a frequent golfing companion of Trump's, warned Democrats in an appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show November 14 that he's prepared to dig into Democrats if the party's new majority in the House scrutinizes Trump and the 2016 elections.

Cambiemos convocó a una sesión especial para votar el desafuera de CFK
El kirchnerismo y el PJ esperarán a que el oficialismo obtenga quórum antes de bajar al recinto el 20 de noviembre. Sin embargo, no contaban con ninguna documentación que acreditara tales circunstancias ", marcó CFK.

"We intend to keep confirming as many as we possibly can for as long as we are in a position to do that", McConnell said. The job puts him third in the line of succession for the presidency behind the vice president and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Graham served as a military lawyer while on active duty in the Air Force and National Guard.

Graham would preside over hearings for a new attorney general and any Supreme Court nominees.

As chair of the Judiciary Committee since 2015, Grassley refused to schedule a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for federal Judge Merrick Garland, who was then-President Barack Obama's nominee. Graham contended that Trump legally appointed Whitaker to serve as acting AG. Jeff Flake in using the processes of the Senate to insist on a bill to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related crimes.

"You don't recuse somebody because they have opinions different than the people they are overseeing", Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation".