Trump set to have close ally Graham in powerful chairmanship – True Pundit
Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) expected election as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee would put one of President Trump’s closest allies in charge of a panel overseeing the confirmation of judges and special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
Republican sources say they expect Graham to be more of a partisan player than Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), whose decision to step down as Judiciary Committee chairman to take the gavel of the Finance Committee paves the way for the South Carolina Republican to take over.
He’s seen as a fighter who will take on Democrats: Witness his forceful denunciation of their tactics during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings, which went viral online.
Yet Graham also is seen as a ready dealmaker when it comes to passing legislation.
“I think Graham will be bit more partisan but also somebody who the Democrats are more likely to cut a deal with,” said Brian Darling, a GOP strategist and former Senate aide. – READ MORE
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