SC Senate policy stakes: Graham, Harrison clash on judicial philosophy, abortion, guns

SC Senate policy stakes: Graham, Harrison clash on judicial philosophy, abortion, guns

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. The Supreme Court leapt to the forefront of South Carolina’s competitive U.S. Senate race last month after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened a coveted new vacancy on the nine-member bench. Confirming judicial nominees for a range of courts is one of the most lasting actions senators can take, and the winner of this year’s race will have countless vacancies to fill over the next six years, including potentially on the high court. This is the seventh installment of an eight-part series in The Post and Courier leading up to the election laying out the policy views of Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison on issues that matter most to South Carolina voters. The responses to this candidate questionnaire have been edited and condensed for space and clarity. Would you vote to confirm President Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett? Graham : I strongly support her nomination. I think Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one of the most qualified people ever to be nominated for the Supreme Court. Harrison : People have begun voting in South Carolina and across the nation. I believe we should uphold the precedent set by Senator Graham and hold off on replacing a justice so close to a presidential election. I was raised to be a man of my word, something that means a lot to folks in South Carolina. Sen. Graham pledged twice in the […]

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