Once again, and I do mean once again, we find Senator Lindsey Graham channeling his switch-hitting mentor, Senator John McCain, and hopping the aisle to help the progressive communist democrats to place another radical communist in a high-ranking position of authority.
Lindsey Graham furthered the controversial and contentious Biden nomination of far-left radical, Myrna Perez, the director of the George Soros-funded left-wing Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers the states of New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.
In a rare opportunity, with Senator Dianne Feinstein absent and not voting, the Senate Republicans had the majority vote to defeat the cloture motion (50 nays – 49 yeas) to keep the nomination from being voted on by the full Senate to confirm Perez. That is if the Republicans voted together. Unfortunately, Lindsey Graham joined that other turncoat, Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), to flip the vote (51 yeas - 48 nays ).
This nomination is important because Perez is a far-left radical who believes the United States Constitution is a mutable, living Constitution that can and should be modified to meet the politics of the moment. Hence the destruction of our Republic as it descends into majority mob rule.
In the third virtual installment of Bowdoin College’s “After The Insurrection: Conversations on Democracy” series, Myrna Pérez, director of the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Elections Program, declared…
“We spend a lot of time [in] what I would call the ‘court of public opinion,’ and it is really exciting to be able to do this work because it’s founded in Justice Brennan’s ideas,” Pérez said. “He made famous the idea of a ‘Living Constitution,’ the idea of a constitution that was not static or frozen in time but one that had to be evolving and dynamic in order to actualize its principles. That is the way the Brennan Center thinks about the world; it’s changing and dynamic, and we need to be ready to meet whatever moment is with us.” <Source>
For those unfamiliar with the Brennan Center…
The organization is named for William Brennan, the Supreme Court justice who championed judicial activism and lambasted originalism and textualism.
The Brennan Center is not required to disclose its donors. It has extensive ties to other liberal dark-money groups, in addition to being one itself. Its largest source of funding has been George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, with millions more coming from the Tides Foundation. It claims to be nonpartisan while embracing a distinctly left-wing agenda.
The Brennan Center is guided less by Justice Brennan’s specific positions than by whatever happen to be the current fashions on the left. For instance, the Brennan Center took the position that the campaign-finance decision joined by Brennan in Buckley v. Valeo (1976) was too protective of political speech and should be overturned.
A major focus of the organization has been advocating for less freedom of speech in connection with elections while simultaneously attacking the most basic measures to ensure the integrity of elections. That includes any and all voter-ID measures, as well as efforts to update voter rolls. As director of the center’s Voting Rights and Election Program, Pérez has been at the forefront of the Brennan Center’s efforts in this regard. <Source>
As a Republican, one might assume that Lindsey Graham, as a lawyer, would honor his Oath of Office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Favoring originalism and textualism over interpretations which create rights and rulings out of whole cloth where none exist—flipping the purpose of the Constitution from preserving the rights of the We the People and the States while limiting the power of the federal government to empowering the government.
And, as a Senator on the Judiciary Committee, demand that the Biden Administration adhere to federal laws, curtail the use of unconstitutional or broadly misconstrued Executive Orders, and introduce clarifying legislation to provide a check and balance to Supreme Court rulings.
However, Graham is a compromised chameleon who, unfortunately, will serve until January 3, 2027. There is no doubt in my mind that Graham is an untrustworthy RINO (Republican In Name Only) that should be stripped of all committee positions since he is useless in protecting our Republic. Another feckless Republican who lacks the cojones to fight to preserve this exceptional nation.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell