Sen. Graham set for new role as chairman of Senate Judiciary committee

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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.”

Graham has become a fierce ally of President Trump and will look to work closely with him in his new role.

President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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