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9 Times Lindsey Graham Was an Absolute Drama Queen

At the end of a half-hour-long listing of nothing but grievances, Graham stormed out of a confirmation hearing for then-Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, crying out that he wanted the prison at Guantánamo Bay to remain open forever.

During his question-and-answer session, Graham aired a range of conservative grievances and appeared to find several reasons not to vote to confirm Jackson to the high court.

Jackson’s prior experience representing detainees at Guantánamo Bay as a public defender provided Graham with the needed setup.

Graham also asserted that the recidivism rate of detainees discharged from the camp is extremely high, justifying the need to keep the base open while the war on terror continues.

In addition to arguing about recidivism, he demanded that Sen. Dick Durbin declare whether he supported the “indefinite detention” of Gitmo prisoners in federal prisons, claiming they were combatants in a world war.

As Graham stood from his chair, grabbed his drink, and left, Jackson remained silent during the awkward exchange.

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