Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he is committed to processing judges in the 116th Congress, as well as working to reform immigration and forcing a vote on late-term abortion.
“So I’m committed to processing as many highly qualified conservative judges at the district circuit level as possible,” Graham said Thursday at an event at The Heritage Foundation titled “Republican Judiciary Committee Priorities for the 116th Congress.”
“We’re off to a very good start,” the South Carolina senator added.
He said the Democrats using the nuclear option in 2013 and departing with precedent to confirm judicial nominees with 51 votes instead of 60 has changed the way the Senate does business.
“I work with Democrats, try to accommodate their needs where I can—bottom line is they changed the rules with circuit court [nominees] back in 2013,” Graham said.
Graham also called for a “broader package” on immigration.
“If you get to America as a family, you bring a child, you are never going to leave,” Graham said. “Two percent of the unaccompanied children wind up going back to their home country. If we don’t change these things then you can build walls to the sky—[it’s] not going to work.”
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