Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Lindsey Graham Has ‘a Spine Kept in a Box Somewhere Else’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is taking aim at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes mentioned the push by Republicans to quickly fill the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The push comes 39 days until the 2020 presidential election, as of Friday.

Graham has indicated that Senate Republicans have the votes to confirm a replacement, and this week he also blew off criticism of hypocrisy as some pointed to his previous remarks regarding filling a Supreme Court vacancy in 2016.

In response, Warren said during Thursday evening’s interview, “Lindsey Graham has simply said, ‘Donald Trump has my proxy on this. The Senate doesn’t need to look at it.’”

She continued, “If the President is good, Lindsey Graham is good. Man, there’s a man with a spine. A spine kept in a box somewhere else because he certainly doesn’t have it to exercise for himself.”

Watch Warren’s interview below:

During her MSNBC interview, Warren also took a swing at President Donald Trump and his recent remarks where he would not commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the election.

“When Donald Trump says that he is not necessarily going to accept the will of the voters, he’s flirting with treason,” she said. “He’s saying peaceful transition of power doesn’t matter to him. All that matters to him, once again, is Donald Trump and whatever Donald Trump wants.”

She added, “And for Republicans, once again, to step up, these Republican senators to enable him in that, to support him in that and to start to talk about the November 3rd election, as if this isn’t about voters getting their choice, but it is about Supreme Court justices getting their choice means that they are a party to it.”

As the president was leaving the White House on Thursday, he was asked, “Are the election results only legitimate if you win?”

“We have to be very careful with the ballots. The ballots that’s a whole big scam,” he responded, adding, “We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be. I don’t know that it can be.”

Responses

  1. Phyllis: this is what we get when we don’t know how to vote in our own best interests. It’s our fault.

    We MUST elect better politicians. You are free to add your own caveat, but it still is our fault.

  2. Lindsey Graham July 20, 2015: “Trump is a jacka$$”
    Lindsey Graham Dec, 15, 2015: “Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.”
    Lindsey Graham in March 2016: “If Trump is the standard bearer, it’s not about 2016, it’s about losing the heart and soul of the conservative movement. I’m not going to stand behind a guy that gets David Duke’s support. What is it about Trump’s campaign that David Duke likes? I don’t think he is a reliable conservative Republican. So it’s no longer about winning the election for me, it’s trying to salvage a party that I love and conservatism as I know it.”
    Lindsey Graham at Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018: “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,’ ” he said in 2016 shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “And you could use my words against me and you’d be absolutely right.”

    WHAT

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