Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was elected to serve as the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.
The role was previously held by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) who announced in November that he would be stepping down.
After elected to serve, Lindsey Graham said, “I’m honored to be selected as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. I will do my best to continue down the path charted by Senator Grassley of having a fair and vibrant committee process.”
“The confirmation of conservative judges will be one of my top priorities as chairman.” He added, “In addition, I will also continue to seek common ground on the major issue facing our nation. I look forward to working with Senator Feinstein and all my colleagues to make this new Congress successful.”
Further, Graham noted that under his leadership, the committee plans to probe allegations of government surveillance abuse amid ongoing concerns over FBI and Justice Department efforts to surveil Trump campaign advisers during the 2016 race. (Continued Below)
Upon, taking the role as Chairman, the South Carolina Senator received a new gift on Tuesday!
The Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted two pictures of Chairman Graham opening his gift and he was all smiles.
The Senate Committee tweeted, “@LindseyGrahamSC opens a gift from committee staff: A new gavel!” (Continued Below)
Check out Chairman Lindsey Graham with his new gavel:
Congratulations Chairman Graham!
Chairman @LindseyGrahamSC opens a gift from committee staff:
A new gavel! pic.twitter.com/zZHqvpgETM
— Senate Judiciary Republicans (@SenJudiciaryGOP) January 29, 2019
"[Graham] added that his panel will try to 'confirm as many as possible, as soon as possible.'” https://t.co/klNXYMjJNC
— Senate Judiciary Republicans (@SenJudiciaryGOP) January 23, 2019
In addition, I will also continue to seek common ground on the major issue facings our nation.
I look forward to working with Senator Feinstein and all my colleagues to make this new Congress successful.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2019