BREAKING: Lindsey Graham to Take Over as Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee


Senator Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is set to take over as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee following Chuck Grassley’s move to Chair the Finance Committee.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Friday he will be stepping down as Judiciary Chair.

Via The Hill:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he would step down to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee.

The shuffle would put Graham, a close ally of President Trump who made headlines this fall with a forceful denunciation of Democrats during Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in charge of the panel handling judicial nominations.

Earlier this week, Senator Lindsey Graham said if he became the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee he would further investigate the FBI’s botched probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server.

When asked by CNN on Tuesday if he would investigate the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton’s botched email probe, Graham said, “totally,” adding, “The oversight function will be very much front and center.”

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