July 20th, 2010
11:38 AM ET
12 years ago

Graham a Yes for Kagan

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Tuesday he will support Solicitor General Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination. Graham is the only GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee so far to indicate he will vote for Kagan.

Graham was the only Judiciary Committee Republican to vote for Justice Sonia Sotomayor last year.

The Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Kagan's nomination Tuesday.

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. charlie from the North

    Keep this up Senator Graham and I might just have to forgive you for impeaching my President. I said might.........

    July 20, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. Deb

    Thank you Senator Graham

    July 20, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  3. Laura - San Francisco

    Thank you Mr. Graham.

    July 20, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. Barack.Hussein.Obama-America's-Incompetent-DICTATOR

    This is the last straw. This fool supports cap and tax and now this. I used to like Lindsay Graham but it is now very clear he needs to be voted out of office. He's another Progressive and this country has more than enough of them in the DemocRAT Party screwing up the country.

    July 20, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Throw another RINO on the baaahbie, right conservatards? Burn the heretic! All must conform and goosestep well or die on the blasphemers' bonfire!!! Go go gadget fascism!

    July 20, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. Moderate in Texas

    Please Senator Graham, how do you expect to get re-elected if you use common sense and vote for anything that might help America? As a Republican, you're supposed to oppose everything and offer no real ideas of your own. Didn't you get the memo? Besides, the Court is all about the conservative agenda, why would you ever vote for a person who might consider the law above the good of the corporate elite?

    July 20, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. Bubba

    Lindsey Graham can be a turkey sometimes, but generally he seems to be an honest man.

    July 20, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. dAvid, CA

    Imagine! A YES vote from the Party of NO.

    that guy won't last.

    July 20, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. Steph

    I very much appreciate the brief moments of bipartisanship some in the Republican party sneak in from time to time. This is a good example. The other fine example recently was Scott Brown, Susan Collins and Olympia Snow voting for financial reform.

    Thank you fine few Republicans who aren't blindly following marching orders! Think for yourselves....what a novel concept!

    July 20, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  10. DH

    If Graham votes for this unqualified left wing radical, I hope the people of SC kick him out of office. Grow a pair Lindsey and stand up for the constitution for a change. Or better yet, just go ahead and switch parties you obviously adhere to their leftist/activist agend.

    July 20, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  11. Take America Back

    Go for it Lindsey.....I hear Arlin Specter needs some company anyway!
    Do you hear that giant "sucking sound"? It's the Dem/Lib party going down the drain and when it goes.......Libs like Lindsey Graham will go with them!

    July 20, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  12. Al-NY,NY

    Good for you Graham but I suggest he hire a bodyguard. The nut-bags are gonna go ballistic about this...with fat boy leading the charge and the brain dead sheep following without question.

    July 20, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. DJ in TX

    Again, Sen Graham is showing his independence and not "rubber stamping" GOP rhetoric. With Justice Sotomayor, he expressed his concerns, but he know they were not enough to make him think she was not qualified for the bench. I wish more GOP (and Dem's for that matter) would act more independently and start thinking and acting for the people vs.a party.

    July 20, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  14. GG

    Lindsey Graham = Republican In Name Only

    Senator Graham is a presidential wannabe who puts his own political interest above that of his party and country.

    July 20, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  15. Laverne

    Glad to see Senator Graham is not scared to vote based on his own opinion of Kagan. The GOP will be trying to get rid of him next, but for some reason, I don't think he scares!

    July 20, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  16. nipp

    Thank you Mr. Graham to vote YES and not become a "Republican Gang Terrorist Member" against American people and the regular guys fighting for ustice every day in our land!!!!

    July 20, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  17. Muffet

    Senator Graham is such a balanced /fair legislator who does not feed into the hate and obstruction the majority of republicans are feeding to the public. I was impressed with his objective stance regarding Bush/Cheney's wars. I don't agree with all his positions...but that is the beauty of America! Graham is so refreshing.

    July 20, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  18. ST

    Sen. Lindsey Graham is the only Republican with an open heart left to serve the nation. I doubt the rest. It is all about the party line even their decision is to sink the country, its fine with them.

    July 20, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  19. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    For 8 long horrendous years, we listened to the clueless lying GOP blamed Clinton for only creating 22 million new jobs, and leaving "W" too small of a record budget surplus. And now the GOPbaggers want us to return to their failed policies and give them one more chance to drive us to the brink of a great depression (Bush and Paulson's words). "W" created 10 million fewer jobs in two terms than Carter did in one term while doubling the national debt, yet the crazy right wingnuts will not admit the country was in the crapper when Obama took over.

    July 20, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  20. Rickster

    Please, South Carolina, I'm begging you......vote Lindsey Graham out of office. What a pencil-necked little pansy he is.

    July 20, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. An Independent Viewer

    Senator Lindsey Graham.....One of the few reasonable conservatives who almost always puts country and problem solving ahead of the nut cases currently dominating the GOP.....with the Republican Party currently drifting so far to the right with their base.....they're always looking for heretics...that someone like Senator Graham putting the Nation first....I salute you.....the GOP needs more like him and less of the my way or highway types.......

    July 20, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. CK in SD

    When Republican were saying the filibusters of judicial nominees would only be used in extreme cases they didn't mention that a democratic president appointing a judge was an extreme case.

    July 20, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  23. Democratic Dan

    Once again, Senator Graham proves to be one of the last few true Statesmen left in the Senate. He always votes his conscience, putting his integrity above politics. That's why he is one of the few willing to negotiate with Democrats. I have tremendous respect for him – more than I have for many Democrats. Even as a Democrat, I find that I often agree with the points he raises. He believes progress is more important than politics, and there should be more Senators like him on both sides of the aisle...we would be a far better country!

    July 20, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  24. floridian

    Once again, a nominee for a critical responsibility affecting the future of this nation is allowed to skate – not truthfully answer or fail to answer questions put to her. It is becoming more and more apparent that the Senate's Constitutional respnsibility for "advice and consent" continues to be watered down and the loss is becoming more and more acceptable to the Executive branch of government (both parties) and the electorate. Integrity is no longer a characteristic required by those who's egos and personal agendas are the driving motivation for government "non-service". And Senator Graham apparently agrees with abdicating his responsibilities and failing to live up to the oath of office he took.

    July 20, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  25. KImberly

    Oh man, nothing makes me happier on a Tuesday morning than to read the hate and vile of the right. They are popin viens all over the place. Wondertastic! (OH thats my new word, since palins doing it, i may as well too!)

    July 20, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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