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GOP’s Graham Stays Mum on Whether He’ll Back Jackson for Supreme Court

  • He’s backed every other high-court pick since entering Senate
  • Graham, Jackson met very briefly on Capitol Hill on Tuesday
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Senator Lindsey Graham has voted for every Supreme Court nominee since he entered the Senate in 2003, but after President Joe Biden passed over his home-state favorite to pick Ketanji Brown Jackson for the court, the South Carolina Republican is giving no hints of his intentions.

Graham, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, met privately in his office with Jackson for just 15 minutes on Tuesday as she makes the rounds of key senators. By contrast, meetings with some other senators lasted an hour or more. Graham said little afterward, except that she’s “a nice lady” and that he won’t announce whether he’ll back her until after committee hearings that begin on March 21.