Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

Graham On His Abortion Bill: This Is “Who We Are”

The Daily Beast reports: Asked by anchor Martha MacCallum on Fox News Thursday afternoon what he would tell fellow Republicans who are “not happy” and want to him to “be quiet” and wait until after the midterms to push his national abortion ban, Graham replied, “You’re naive.” He then added, “We owe it to the American people to tell them …

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BOOK: Graham Told Reporters That Trump “Could Kill Fifty People On Our Side And It Wouldn’t Matter” To Us

The Independent reports: In their upcoming book The Divider: Trump in the White House 2017-2021, authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser recall how they met with Mr Graham outside a Washington DC steakhouse. Standing on the sidewalk on 19th Street, Mr Graham bragged about his access to Trump. He said Mr Trump had told him: “Those fucking Christians love me”. …

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BOOK: Graham Called Trump “A Lying Motherfucker”

Axios reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called his friend Donald Trump “a lying mother—-er” but “a lot of fun to hang out with,” according to “The Divider,” by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, out next Tuesday. Graham said it with “a what-can-you-do shrug,” the authors report — the mindset of so many Trump allies and enablers. The big picture: “The …

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Kirk: Graham’s Abortion Bill Is “Election Interference”

“I am 100 percent pro-life. I am outspokenly pro-life. I’m so pro-life that I’ll debate anybody on the topic anytime. The only exception I could possibly imagine is the life of the mother, and I will defend that position morally, scientifically, biologically, and philosophically. “Why is Lindsey Graham, 25 days out from ballots going out, galloping in and saying we …

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Graham Holds Presser For National Abortion Ban Bill

The New York Times reports: Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced legislation on Tuesday that would institute a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, moving to unite the Republican Party behind a position before midterm elections in which abortion rights have become a potent issue. There is no chance that Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New …

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Graham To Intro 15-Week National Ban On Abortion

The Guardian reports: Previous versions of the bill have outlawed abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but Sen. Lindsey Graham is now expected to propose a ban that takes effect after 15 weeks. That would align federal law with Florida, which outlaws the procedure after the same period of time, with some medical exceptions. The GOP is in an uncertain …

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Graham Slams Trump’s Promise To Pardon Rioters

The Hill reports: Former President Trump’s promise to grant pardons to the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is running into strong opposition from Senate Republicans. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s closest allies, told The Hill that granting pardons to Jan. 6 protesters is “a bad idea.” “Pardons are given to people who admit misconduct, …

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Graham Doubles Down On “Riots In The Streets” Threat

CNBC reports: Lindsey Graham on Saturday defended suggesting there would be “riots in the streets” if former President Donald Trump was prosecuted for mishandling classified information, saying he condemned the violence seen during the Capitol riot last year. “What I tried to do was state the obvious,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close ally of Trump, told CNBC’s Steve …

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Graham Again Loses Bid To Evade Georgia Grand Jury

Raw Story reports: A judge has again denied Sen. Lindsey Graham’ efforts to avoid testifying before a Georgia grand jury, but agreed to set some limits to the questions. District Court judge Leigh Martin May disagreed that the senator’s calls to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and other officials were undertaken as part of his official legislative duty and …

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Graham Files Another Attempt To Evade GA Grand Jury

CNN reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham continued to argue in a court filing Wednesday that a Fulton County subpoena for his testimony in the investigation into plots to illegally influence Georgia’s 2020 election results should be quashed or, at the very least, heavily limited in scope. In the filing, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, argued that the topics Fulton County District …

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Graham Predicts “Riots In The Streets” If Trump Is Prosecuted, Trump Then Shares Clip On Truth Social

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday warned of “riots in the streets” if former President Trump is prosecuted for his handling of classified materials found when the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home. “If there’s a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information, after the Clinton debacle… there’ll be riots in the streets,” Graham told former South …

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Graham Now Claims GA Subpoena Is Unconstitutional

Law & Crime reports: South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), facing a subpoena from Georgia state investigators about his alleged role in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, says that the Constitution protects him from questions about interactions he had with election officials from the Peach State. Graham had initially argued that both sovereign …

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Graham Wins Temporary Reprieve Against Grand Jury

USA Today reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham was given a momentary legal win Sunday by a federal appeals court that pumped the brakes on the Republican lawmaker complying with a subpoena from a Georgia grand jury investigating election interference. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Graham’s request to block the subpoena in a two-page decision, saying prosecutors must sort out …

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Lindsey Graham Loses Bid To Evade GA Grand Jury

NBC News reports: A federal judge in Georgia on Friday denied Sen. Lindsey Graham’s latest attempt to escape a subpoena to testify before a grand jury investigating alleged election interference in the state. Lawyers for Graham, R-S.C., had asked Judge Leigh Martin May to temporarily block an order she issued earlier this week denying his bid to quash the grand …

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Graham: Garland Must “Show His Cards” With Affidavit

“When it comes to Trump there are no rules, every Republican should be suspicious of what’s happened in the past, happening again. “We need the affidavit. Show your cards, Merrick Garland. He can’t have it both ways, he can’t give us the inventory of the warrant without telling us why it was necessary. “Without the affidavit, we’re flying blind in …

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Judge Rules Graham Must Testify Before GA Grand Jury

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Monday said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to overturn his narrow 2020 general election loss in the state. Attorneys for Graham, R-S.C., had argued that his position as a …

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Graham: “States Should Decide On Issue Of Marriage”

Axios reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday he believes recognition of same-sex marriage marriage should be decided on a state-by-state basis and not by the federal government. Graham said he believe the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage would not be overturned, but that doing so “would be up to the court.” …

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Graham Hires Trump Lawyer To Fight GA Subpoena

Law & Crime reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has retained Donald Trump’s former White House counsel Don McGahn to pursue his newly refiled federal lawsuit challenging a subpoena in connection with a special grand jury investigation on attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. In July, Graham filed a federal lawsuit in South Carolina seeking to quash an order forcing …

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Graham Agrees To Accept GA Grand Jury’s Subpoena

CNBC reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham agreed Tuesday to accept service of a subpoena for his testimony before a Georgia grand jury investigating possible criminal meddling in the 2020 election by then-President Donald Trump. But Graham, R-S.C., still retained his right to challenge the legality of the subpoena, a court filing showed. The Atlanta-based grand jury is seeking evidence related to …

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Graham Claims Immunity From Georgia Subpoena

Congress Minutes reports: Attorneys for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have formally asked a federal court to quash a subpoena demanding his testimony before a grand jury in Georgia. The filing asks Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis, whose office launched the investigation into Trump officials in Georgia following the 2020 election, to respond to their motion within three days …

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