Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for December vote on criminal justice reform bill

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UPDATED 7:45 AM PT – Sat. Nov. 24, 2018

Senator Lindsey Graham is backing President Trump’s stance on criminal justice reform, and calling for a vote on legislation soon.

The South Carolina lawmaker responded to the president’s tweet Friday, in which he called for the Senate to pass 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 the president, and called on the upper chamber to take up the legislation in December.

A number of lawmakers have echoed those sentiments, wanting the bill — which has bipartisan support — to get a vote next month.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has hinted the legislation may get a vote next year instead due to scheduling conflicts.