Supreme Court U.S. Senate WTF?!

WATCH Lindsey Graham Pitch A Hissy Fit And Storm Out Of SCOTUS Nominee Hearing

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham made a complete jackass out of himself at the second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Tuesday.

What caused Graham to pitch a full-scale hissy fit? The fact that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) dared to fact-check some of the absurd things Graham said about detainees at Guantanamo.

When Durbin began reading facts to refute what Graham had just said, Graham shouted:

“The system failed miserably and advocates to change this system like [the nominee] was advocating would destroy our ability to protect this country!”

His voice getting more shrill as he spoke, Graham then continued:

“We’re at war, we’re not fighting crime! 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 again began to respond with facts, which led Graham to leave the hearing in a huff like a spoiled child who didn’t get what he wanted at the grocery store.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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