Senator Lindsey Graham was officially elected as the newest chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week; taking control from Sen. Chuck Grassley who announced last year he would be stepping down in January.
“I’m honored to be selected as chairman of the Judiciary Committee,” Graham said in a separate news release. “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.
Graham confirmed Wednesday that he plans to launch investigations into allegations the FBI and other agencies illegally surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein will remain as the ranking Democrat on the committee.
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