Senator Graham on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “I told the president pre-existing conditions hurt us in 2018. People think (Republicans) are somehow against sick people being covered. Nobody is.” Source “Nobody can be denied coverage because of a pre-exisiting illness.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on health care.  

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  “I do not believe it’s in the short-term or long-term interest of the nation to change the institution of marriage to suit the gay agenda.”  Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “I’m pro-life. And the job of a judge is to call — decide cases before the Court. But one of the concepts that really means a lot in America is stare decisis. That means you don’t overturn precedent unless there’s a good reason. And I would tell my pro-life friends, you can be pro-life and conservative, but you can also believe in stare decisis. Roe v. Wade, in many different ways, has been affirmed over the years.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “The goal is to help the middle class. We can talk about corporations all day long, but my goal is to help the middle class.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 He said:  “I would like to clean up the air and water, become more energy independence, create jobs.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15** of the judges with the worst records on the environment.  

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “The killing of George Floyd is a stain on law enforcement. The best thing you can do for the good cops, which are overwhelming in number, is to deal with the bad cops forcefully.” Source

He voted for 14 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “Voting is a fundamental right guaranteed to all United States citizens. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure elections are free and fair for every South Carolinian.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15* of the judges with the worst records on voting rights.  

*The Senator did not cast a vote for all judges in our ist.
*The Senator voted for Andrew Brasher’s confirmation to the Middle District of Alabama. He did not participate in the vote on his nomination to the Eleventh Circuit.