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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  1. Chasemel

    When Lindsey Graham is the voice of reason.... what is this country coming to?

    July 20, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Andy in NYC

    What a courageous thing to do. How statesmanlike! I applaud Sen. Graham for his vote. And while I agree with virtually none of his politics, I do respect him.

    July 20, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. Joe S.

    It cracks me up how the word "progressive" is considered threatening by the far right neocons. Progress is generally thought of as positive; at least where I work. The opposite, "regress," is to go backwards. Oh, now I get it!

    July 20, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  4. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    The right wingnuts (like Stalin and Hitler) do not tolerate independent thought or action.

    July 20, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. Anne P

    Refreshing approach; he actually thought about it before making a blanket emotional decision.

    July 20, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |

    Thank you Senator Graham.

    July 20, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. Kevin

    Refreshing. We need more politicians on both sides of the aisle that vote for America over their party. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with his decision, his integrity deserves respect. From a lib in Washington State.

    July 20, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. snow

    graham is a liberal in his heart and needs to be thrown out not voted out by thrown out.

    July 20, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  9. Michael

    GG, you just said it absolute right as any crazy right-wing nutcase sees it.
    First the party. Second the country.

    Guess what:
    First the country and its people, second the party would be correct.

    July 20, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  10. Willy Brown

    Graham is a RINO

    July 20, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. Wisconsinite - the GObP Wants Unemployment Benefits to Middle Income Americans Paid for but Does't Care if Tax Breaks for the Richest Americans are Paid For

    Man, the Rabid Righties are foaming at the mouth today aren't they? He-he-he . . . . thanks Sen. Graham 🙂

    July 20, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  12. Get A Grip

    What little respect I had left for Lindsey Graham just got flushed.

    July 20, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  13. Michael

    Reading some of these comments from so-called Republicans or Conservatives, They remind me very much about the party and its early members in Germany 1933. The Adolfs are back. Unwanted but back. Find a cave and stay in there.

    July 20, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. Gil

    Graham is the most inarticlutate man. He needs to be "refuteated," but at least he has enough common sense to vote for Kegan!

    July 20, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. ART

    Let me guess he's gonna be the only Republican to say yes.What a bunch of good for nothing obstructionist

    July 20, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  16. ed

    Senator Graham,

    By far, he has shown, what the real Reaganism is all about. I hope he had the chance to rrun for president. A real warrior of the senate, in all senses, a qualm will devotion. Just like Reagan, straight shooter with no hesitation. A real Oak, I do praise you MR GRAHAM, you are the real Reagan itself. That's what we need in this country. Down to business, no cheap retorics. You are a real PRESIDENT!!! Please run for the GOP, you have being lining up things on your way, YOU HAVE THE LATINO VOTE, AND YOU KNOW THAT!! SOTOMAYOR = LATINO VOTE KAGAN = WHITE VOTE. Please, shown the rest of the GOP's how it gets done.

    July 20, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  17. KateHikes

    Is anyone really surprised by this? Graham reports to jew Lieberman and his other kike masters at the end of the day...an epitome of the Shabbos Goy. And what's better for the "Chosen People" than another one of their very own parasites on the high court? With jews, YOU LOSE.

    July 20, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. samantha

    Graham is a tool. Needs to be voted out.

    July 20, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  19. Steve (the real one)

    So now the liberals care for Lindsey Graham all of a sudden? Laughable! As soon as he votes against the liberals again, the hate wil flow like lava!

    July 20, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |

    One truthful member of the GOP (at least on this subject) stood up and in essence said stop playing politics and lets govern the country instead of sitting on the sidelines whining like a bunch of kids who didn't get picked to play.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    July 20, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. Surfcaster

    Alvin Greene could defeat graham.

    July 20, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  22. Tracy

    Thank you for doing what you were voted in to do. The republican party is just silly, hateful, and outright nasty.

    July 20, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  23. ronalde

    thanks senator graham for having common sense and voting your convictions,I'm glad that you are your own man and not a puppet like the rest of your party,who does what they are told.

    July 20, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  24. kierthos

    All you morons hoping that Graham gets voted out of office? You might want to take note of the fact that the next time he comes up for re-election is 2014. Do you honestly think anyone in South Carolina is going to remember or care that he voted yes for Kagan to go before the Senate for the nomination vote?

    July 20, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  25. montag

    I rarely agree with Senator Graham on the issues, but I have great respect for his refusal to march in lock-step with the Party of No. The GOP needs more independent thinkers like Lindsey Graham.

    Well done, Senator!

    July 20, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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