Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted victory for his bill banning abortions midway through pregnancy, saying Thursday night that he’s looking forward to debating it in the Senate this year.
“I am dying to have this debate,” the South Carolina Republican told a crowd at the annual gala hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List. “I think America is at her best when she’s standing up for the least among us and I look forward to this debate more than we will ever know.”
The legislation Graham was referring to would prohibit most abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy. Similar versions have been passed in about a dozen states.
The House has already passed such a bill but Senate Republicans weren’t able to bring it up for a vote until they took majority this year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he’ll hold a vote on the bill at some point.