Sen. Lindsey Graham told Thursday he believes its possible President Trump could name as many as four justices to the Supreme Court during his presidency.
We could have four Supreme court pickings on Trumps watch, Graham told Thursday in Washington at a private event sponsored by a political action committee for young conservatives. Do you understand how big that is for yall?
Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, referenced Trumps choice of Justice Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia. He then singled out Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, and Anthony Kennedy, 80, as people who could possibly step down.
He didnt name a fourth justice whom he supposes could leave the court, but he indicated some of the older conservative justices could step down.
I would say this: if in this four year period we could replace some of our older conservatives with younger conservatives, particularly Justice Kennedy, hes a wonderful man, then youve changed the course of the Court for a very, very long time, Graham said.
The South Carolina senator made specific comments in Washington during an event at Hill Country Barbeque for Maverick PAC, a group that bills itself as the leading conservative young professionals PAC in the country. Vice President Mike Pence is set to give the keynote speech at different groups Mavericks Conference on Saturday night.
Graham, who said he lately spoke to senior White House adviser Steve Bannon about health care, acknowledged the second iteration of the bill is gratifying a lot of resistance.
Earlier Thursday, Republicans released a draft of a rewritten health care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs 51 elections to start debate on the bill in the Senate.
Graham said he doubts McConnell has the votes. Perhaps they can pick up one or two more votes, but were about three short, Graham said.
He added: It would be a disaster for us as a party, after eight years of bitching and moaning about ObamaCare, to not even have a debate in the Senate about how to replace it.
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