Graham Could Be Wildcard on Judicial Picks in Expected New Role

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the most consistent GOP supporters of Biden judicial appointments, will bring experience and unpredictability to those nominations going forward as the top Senate Judiciary Committee Republican.

Graham is expected to become a ranking member after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who led Republicans on the panel last Congress, maxed out the number of years he could stay in that role under GOP committee assignment rules. Graham will serve alongside Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) who’s expected to again chair the committee.

The change will bring Graham back into the center of judicial nominations for the first time since …

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