UPDATED 11:24 AM PT — Fri. Nov. 16, 2018
Senator Lindsey Graham will become the new chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
The South Carolina lawmaker confirmed the news on Twitter Friday, saying he is fortunate enough to be selected by his colleagues to serve as the head of the panel.
He promised to push for the appointment and confirmation of highly qualified conservative judges along with aggressive oversight of the Department of Justice and FBI.
This comes after Chuck Grassley announced he would leave the Judiciary Committee and move to the Finance Committee, which he will chair starting next year.
Graham expressed gratitude for Grassley’s leadership, and called it a “model to us all.”
I very much appreciate Senator @ChuckGrassley's leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
He chaired the committee with a steady hand, sense of fundamental fairness, and resolve.
His leadership serves as a model to us all.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 16, 2018
Graham has become a fierce ally of President Trump and will look to work closely with him in his new role.