Graham: Senate committee ready ‘go to work’ confirming Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell calls McCain a 'rare patriot' and 'American hero' after Trump criticism The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims MORE (R-S.C.), a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will vet the next Supreme Court justice, on Wednesday said his committee would "go to work" on confirming President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE's nominee as soon as he announces one.

The South Carolina Republican dismissed calls from Democrats to delay a vote on the next nominee until after the fall elections and said he likes the list of possible nominees released by the White House.

“The president has a lot of good names. The ones I’m familiar with I’m very pleased with,” Graham told Hill.TV during a break on Capitol Hill. “We’ll see what the president does. But as soon as we get a name we’ll go to work to get the person confirmed.”


Graham’s praise is significant since he hasn’t always agreed with Trump.

He also hailed Anthony Kennedy for his impact on the high court over the past three decades.

“I think he had a distinguished career and will be one of the most consequential justices of the modern era of the Supreme Court,” Graham said.