Senate Judiciary Republican Lindsey Graham (S.C.) took issue Monday at the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson Brown with how J. Michelle Childs, a district court nominee and member of President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court short list was treated.
“The attacks from the left against Judge Childs was really pretty vicious, to be honest with you,” Graham said Monday morning during his opening statement.
The South Carolina Sen. said he believed there had been a coordinated effort to boot Childs from contention to be appointed to the high court. “This is a new game for the Supreme Court, and this game is particularly disturbing to me,” he said.
Childs, contends Graham, would have received the support of a number of GOP Senators, had she been the nominee. He believes she would have been confirmed with 60 votes (or more), a figure which would have brought a sense of bipartisanship back to the confirmation process that has been noticeably absent since the nomination of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch, and which was forgotten entirely during the tumultuous confirmation process of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.