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.
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.
We should take up criminal justice reform in December.
Let’s vote! https://t.co/mVmDuykpF5
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 23, 2018