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Lindsey Graham says Senate Democrats wouldn't vote for George Washington were he Trump's SCOTUS pick

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Fox

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Fox News Sunday of President Trump's shortlist to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. "If you are a conservative Republican," he continued, "the four people named — particularly Thomas Hardiman, I'm glad he is on the list — are all winners and every Republican should embrace these picks."

Senate Democrats, Graham predicted, won't join in that embrace. "Here's the truth. Donald Trump could nominate George Washington or John Marshall and they couldn't get through," he argued, adding, "There's nobody that President Trump could nominate from a conservative bent that will get many Democratic votes."

Graham also addressed Syria, Turkey, and North Korea. Read the full transcript of his interview at Fox, or watch his SCOTUS comments in context below. Bonnie Kristian