Lindsey Graham accidentally confused the late Justice Scalia for another justice during a confirmation hearing


Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, sat through his second day of confirmation hearings on Tuesday.

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During Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) interview period, he spoke of the way the court’s vacancy came about. But in an attempt to reference Scalia’s passing, Graham mistakenly said the name of another justice:

“Justice Alito passed away in February,” Graham said, referring to the very much alive Justice Samuel Alito, and continued on his speech.

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Appointments to the Supreme Court are life-long. Vacancies only occur by way of death or resignation.

Graham reportedly caught his mistake later on:

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