Eager to shore up his “conservative” credentials in anticipation of a forthcoming GOP primary fight, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is shifting to the right on a key judicial appointment. Specifically, Graham is threatening to block an upcoming committee vote on the nomination of Patricia Millett, U.S. President Barack Obama’s choice for a spot on the Washington D.C. circuit court.
Good for him. However, in light of his prior support for U.S. Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen – both of whom upheld the constitutionality of Obama’s socialized medicine plan – we find Graham’s judicial advocacy to be too little, too late.
Millett deserves to be blocked, there’s no doubt about it. For starters, she was downright deceitful in responding to questions from U.S. Senators during her confirmation process. For example, at one point she was asked by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to characterize her judicial philosophy and compare it to prior justices – the definition of a “softball” question.
“While I have the greatest respect for the Supreme Court’s members, I cannot claim familiarity with any particular judicial philosophies the justices might possess,” she told Cruz. “Nor do I have a judicial philosophy myself.”
She’s clearly lying … either that or she’s stupid. Whichever it is, there’s no way she should be allowed to sit on the second-highest court in Washington, D.C.
We hope Graham makes good on his threat, but assuming he does – this is precisely the sort of thing he should have been doing years ago. Unfortunately, he’s been too busy war-mongering, raising our taxes, covering for Obama’s recklessness, whoring for special interests and spearheading the federal government’s assault on our liberties.
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