Senator Lindsey Graham is backing President Trump’s stance on criminal justice reform, and calling for a vote on legislation soon.
The Structured lawmaker addressed the president’s tweet Friday, in which he required the Senate to move criminal justice reform.
In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham’s shift from Never Trump to Team Trump has confused colleagues and caused double-takes across Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Senator Graham said he agrees with obama, and called over the upper chamber to try the legislation in December.
A range of lawmakers have echoed those sentiments, wanting the bill — which has bipartisan support — to obtain a vote in the future.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has hinted the legislation could get a vote this year instead on account of scheduling conflicts.
We should take up criminal justice reform in December.
Let’s vote! https://t.co/mVmDuykpF5
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 23, 2018