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Lindsey Graham is helping Biden judges get confirmed…

Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden’s judicial picks

Lindsey Graham is quietly emerging as the most frequent supporters of Biden’s judicial nominees.

“He believes presidents who win the election get to appoint judges, subject obviously to extreme cases, and I think he’s following through on it,” said Russell Wheeler, a fellow with the Brookings Institution who studies judicial confirmations.

Graham has touted his willingness to support a president’s judicial nominees even if he doesn’t agree with their philosophy, noting he was one of nine GOP senators who voted for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination in 2009 and one of five who supported Elena Kagan a year later.

“Senator Graham has long believed that under the Constitution the president has the right to select judges of their choosing and as long as they are qualified, they should generally be confirmed by the Senate,” Graham’s office said in a statement. “This is the traditional and customary role of the Senate in the judicial confirmation process.”

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