Graham, of course, became a national villain, or hero, depending on your outlook, for his decidedly non-judicious demeanor during the committee's final hearings on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, serving up a wildly partisan tirade aimed, some thought, at shoring up his conservative and Trumpian street cred back home and in Washington.
"We talked about border security and how to resolve all this, and we're optimistic we have a way forward, ' McConnell of Kentucky said after he and Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby of Alabama met with the president".
Based on seniority, Graham is poised to be named chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced Friday he will step down as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee so he can lead the Senate Finance Committee in the next congress, paving the way for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is waiting in the wings to become the chair of the Judiciary Committee.More news: Honda Teases New Passport SUV Ahead Of LA Debut
"We had a good discussion about funding the government and the other sort of end-of-year items, and we're optimistic we're going to be able to get that done, get the farm bill done and move on toward the conclusion of the session", McConnell said. His work, along with his Democrat and Republican colleagues, accomplished so much for the American people.
"If I'm chairman next year, we're going to judges, judges, and more judges", Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week.
Sen. Graham said Tuesday that if he becomes chairman, he will investigate how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled its probes into Russian interference in the 2016 elections as well as Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
"The oversight function will be very much front and center", Graham said in an appearance on CNN.More news: Ramos refuses to hit back after Lovren calls him overrated
Graham has long criticized the FBI's handling of both of those investigations and has called for a second special counsel to look into what happened in those controversies.
"I think he was appropriately appointed legally", Graham said.
Graham continued, "Well, you don't recuse somebody because they have opinions different than the people they're overseeing".More news: El Chapo is a sham and a scapegoat, his lawyer told trial