South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham got his knickers in quite the twist this afternoon, during today’s leg of the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Following at least thirty minutes of questioning against Brown, Graham got so upset he was screaming before ultimately storming out of the hearing altogether after Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin called Graham out on a handful of the GOP senator’s comments regarding the legal disposition of Guantanamo detainees, essentially fact-checking the South Carolina lawmaker right to his face, in front of God and everybody in the hearing.
Durbin was attempting to calmly correct the Republican senator during to hearing today while looking down at his notes, but it seems Graham was having no part of a calm, cool, or collected discussion, as he began to shout over the chairman, “The system failed miserably and advocates to change this system like [this nominee] was advocating would destroy our ability to protect this country!”
“We’re at war, we’re not fighting crime!” Graham continued to shout, his voice seeming to go up an octave with each word. “This is not some passage of time event. As long as they’re dangerous, I hope they all die in jail if they’re going to go back to kill Americans. It won’t bother me one bit if 39 of them die in prison. That’s a better outcome than letting them go and if it cost $500 million to keep them in jail, keep them in jail because they’ll go back to the fight. Look at the freaking Afghan government made up of former detainees at Gitmo. This whole thing by the left about this war ain’t working.”
Durbin attempted to respond to Graham’s childish outburst, but the Republican congressman promptly hopped out of his seat and stormed out of the room, leaving his own aides in the dust.
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But tell me again which side has all the snowflakes, would you?
Watch the clip of Graham’s immature outburst right here:
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