PROTESTERS GATHER AROUND LINDSEY GRAHAM’S HOME: ‘WE CAN’T SLEEP SO NEITHER SHOULD LINDSEY’

Protesters gathered around Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s home early Monday morning, blaring air horns, banging drums, and ringing bells as Capitol Police attempted to keep them off his property, according to the Daily Wire.

“We can’t sleep so neither should Lindsey,” read a banner carried by protesters.

As head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham will oversee the confirmation for President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, which the president mentioned Monday will come this week.

Graham stated that he is “dead set on confirming” Trump’s nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Critics have come after Graham for opposing a vote for then-President Barack Obama’s pick in 2016 after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But Graham responded by saying that the behavior of Democrats during the confirmation hearing for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh—whom they accused of sexual assault—has changed his mind on the matter.

“Democrats chose to set in motion rules changes to stack the court at the circuit level and they chose to try to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life to keep the Supreme Court seat open,” Graham wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “You reap what you sow.”

Graham continued by tweeting: “Being lectured by Democrats about how to handle judicial nominations is like an arsonist advising the Fire Department.”

Though Democrats have demanded that Republicans hold off on replacing Ginsburg on the court until after the November 3 election, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Ginsburg said in 2016 “that the president has the responsibility to quickly fill a vacancy on the high court,” the Daily Wire reported.

“The president has the constitutional duty to nominate; the Senate has the constitutional obligation to provide advice and consent,” Biden wrote in a 2016 op-ed.

“It is written plainly in the Constitution that both presidents and senators swear an oath to uphold and defend,” he wrote. “That’s why I was so surprised and saddened to see Republican leaders tell President Obama and me that they would not even consider a Supreme Court nominee this year. No meetings. No hearings. No votes. Nothing. It is an unprecedented act of obstruction. And it risks a stain on the legacy of all those complicit in carrying out this plan.”

Biden also said during a speech at Georgetown University: “I would go forward with a confirmation process as chairman, even a few months before a presidential election, if the nominee were chosen with the advice, and not merely the consent, of the Senate, just as the Constitution requires.”

Biden’s position has completely flipped amid the death of Ginsburg, tweeting on Friday: “Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.”

Biden was simply echoing the words of his former boss, Barack Obama, who in 2016 said he had a duty to nominate a successor.

“The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead,” Obama wrote in 2016.

“That’s what I’m considering as I fulfill my constitutional duty to appoint a judge to our highest court.  And as Senators prepare to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to consider the person I appoint, I hope they’ll move quickly to debate and then confirm this nominee so that the Court can continue to serve the American people at full strength,” Obama wrote.

Obama, like Biden, has also flipped on the issue now that a Republican president is in office and the GOP controls the Senate.

“Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in,” he wrote in a statement.

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