South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has emerged as one of the Senate’s leading apologists for and enablers of Donald Trump. Despite saying that he believes in climate change, Graham’s votes in the Senate prove otherwise. For example, Graham voted for Trump’s Dirty Power scam and to confirm former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to head the EPA. At the same time, he’s accepted more than $600,000 in campaign contributions from oil and gas interests. Graham has earned an LCV lifetime score of just 13%, while voting with Trump nearly 90% of the time.
As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham has been a key figure in pushing forward on Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, along with a stream of extreme, anti-environment lower court judges.