By Lia Eustachewich
Joe Biden “deserves” to have his cabinet picks confirmed by the Senate, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday, while vowing to find “common ground” if the Democrat wins the presidency.
Fresh off re-election to his South Carolina seat, Graham spoke to reporters about how he’d handle a potential Biden win — as key swing states continue to tip in the former vice president’s favor.
“I ran on two things, that I will be a reliable vote to stop the most radical agenda being pushed by [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and others in the history of the United States,” the GOP senator said on a Zoom call, The Hill reported. “I also talked about openly in my campaign at all the debates about
I have reached across the aisle and will continue to do so.”
He said he’d oppose the Green New Deal, Medicare for All and packing the Supreme Court but would remain open to working with Biden as he appoints his cabinet, if the Democratic candidate is elected.
“When it comes to finding common ground, I will do that. The vice president deserves a cabinet,” Graham said. “I will give him my input about who I could vote for as secretary of state, attorney general.”
“There may be some people that I just can’t vote for because I think they’re unqualified or too extreme,” he said.
Graham also added, “I’m not conceding he’s going to win.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman also suggested a second term for President Trump shouldn’t be ruled out just yet.
“If Trump comes back in Arizona, and he actually takes Arizona, this is going to be one hell of a fight,” Graham said.
The three-term senator’s comments come after he promised to donate $500,000 to Trump’s legal fund in an interview Thursday night on Fox News. The money is expected to come out of Graham’s campaign account, which raised over $100 million.
“I’m here tonight to stand with President Trump, he stood with me,” Graham said. “He helped Senate Republicans, we’re going to pick up House seats. … I’m going to donate $500,000 tonight to President Trump’s defense legal fund.”
Source New York Post.