Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday that former vice president Joe Biden should have a Cabinet, if he wins the presidency.
Graham, a staunch Trump ally, said during a press call that he would work to find areas of agreement with Biden but emphasized that the election is not yet over.
“When it comes to finding common ground, I will do that,” Graham told reporters. “The vice president deserves a Cabinet. I’ll give him my input about who I could vote for as secretary of state, attorney general … There may be some people that I just can’t vote for because I think they’re unqualified or too extreme.”
While the White House and Senate majority have yet to be called, Biden is within striking distance of winning the presidency after taking a slight lead in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state that would deliver Biden the White House should he win it. Meanwhile, control of the Senate is up in the air. While Republicans are poised to start the year with a razor-thin majority, the state of Georgia will hold two runoffs on January 5 for its pair of Senate races. If Democrats win both of those seats, they will control the Senate with Biden as president.
If Republicans, however, keep their majority, they will play a critical role in determining who Biden can appoint to his cabinet.
Graham has often touted his support for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, and said he will work with Biden where he can. Like many members of the Senate, Biden’s relationship with Graham goes back many years.
“In terms of [our] personal relationship, it’s good,” the South Carolina Republican said. “I’ve known the vice president for a very long time. He spoke at Sen. [Strom] Thurmond’s funeral so Joe Biden has a history of close connections with South Carolina senators.”
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