Sen. Lindsey Graham began his opening statement on the third day of confirmation hearings with lines of praise for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
The South Carolina Republican called Barrett’s path to the high court “history being made” and told her he’s never been more proud of a nominee than he was of her.
“This hearing, to me, is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women,” Graham said. “You’re going to shatter that barrier. I have never been more proud of the nominee than I am of you. You have been candid to this body about who you are and what you believe.”
Graham also praised Sens. Joni Ernst and Marsha Blackburn and talked of the challenges conservative women and minorities have to share when it comes to getting recognition.
“It is a very give-and-take society called America, but there is one group in America I