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Sen. Graham on impending fight over Trump the Supreme court
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham sees in President Trump is it possible to replace the candidate, judge Anthony Kennedy to quit.
President Trump was supposed to be meeting directly to the Russian President Vladimir Putin for interference in the American political process in your one-on-one in Helsinki in the next week, Republican sen. Lindsey Graham on Fox News Sunday “said.”
“If Putin denies that he was involved in our choice in 2016, opposed to the denial of a challenge for him,” Graham said in an exclusive interview. “Let him deny the obvious. You are still trying to interfere with the 2018 election cycle.”
The South Carolina senator acknowledged that the Russian influence in Turkey is problematic, calling Turkey “an ally.” But, he added, “it is a cleansing, a new Chapter” in Turkey after the re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the midst of the sweeping government.
Graham also offered an explanation for North Korea’s criticism of U.S. rhetoric as a “gangster-like” after a visit by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
“I see in China, the hands on all of this,” Graham said. “We are in a fight with China. … If I were President Trump, I would not let China use North Korea to get me back out of the trade dispute. We have more balls than you in terms of the trade.”
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In the domestic, Trump may not be nominated to go wrong with the four of the Supreme court, he is reportedly considering, Graham said.
“Republicans hold a four lottery tickets, and they are Graham, all winners,” who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the host, Dana Perino.
In the midst of the days of fevered speculation to Trump believes, narrowed the shortlist of four candidates: Federal judge Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, and Amy Coney Barrett.
Trump is expected to announce his pick of retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a dramatic Prime-time address at 9 p.m. ET.
“Republicans hold 4 of the lots, and they are all winners.”
Republican S. C. Sen. Lindsey Graham
Graham especially Hardiman touted, the third Circuit Court of Appeals judge, has been compared favorably, in both personality and legal bent, Supreme court Associate Justice Samuel Alito.
“If you said to a conservative Republican, the four persons whose names, especially Thomas Hardiman, I am glad that he is on the list-all the winners, and all the Republicans should take this, take this,” Graham.
But he sharply criticized the nepotism in the Senate, say, George Washington would have difficulty securing a lot of democratic votes.
“I have never said seen, this dysfunctional,” Graham. “There is none, the President of Trump nominate could be of a conservative bent that many of the democratic votes.”
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Graham said the nomination is a “nightmare for red-state Democrats”, the danger of angering your constituency, if you pick it up along with other Democrats, ” opposition to trump.
The increasingly partisan nature of Supreme court hearings — which resulted in the elimination of the Senate filibuster for nominees to the ” high court-has led some analysts to urge to try to Trump, to defuse the tension.
“The perception of the court is largely to make it here,” Fox News political analyst Juan Williams Perino said on “Fox News Sunday.” He added: “The potential here is set for a very conservative justice by President Trump would really tell the public that the court is a rubber stamp for a conservative social agenda.”
Fox News’ Bill Mears contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.