Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

New Ad Bluntly Lays Out Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy

The Washington Post reports: The “Lindsey Must Go” ad spends 81 seconds pummeling Graham with his greatest hits against and then for Trump. For instance, in one breath, you hear Graham moan in a 2015 interview, “Every time I turn around I’m being asked about Donald Trump saying one dumb thing or another. And I’m tired of it.” Then, in …

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Graham Rejects Trump’s Demand For Obama To Testify

Axios reports: Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) responded to President Trump’s tweet calling for Graham to compel former President Obama to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, telling Politico: “I don’t think now’s the time for me to do that. I don’t know if that’s even possible.” Graham released a statement on Thursday saying the Judiciary Committee will …

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Lindsey Graham Defends Biden On Assault Claim

The New York Post reports: South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a robust defense of former Vice President Joe Biden, telling Fox News he was skeptical of the sexual assault allegations leveled against him by a former Senate staffer. “The Joe Biden I know, I’ve never seen anything [or] believed that he would do anything like this until you convince …

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Top Graham Donor Flips Support To Dem Challenger

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: A former top South Carolina business executive and supporter of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has decided to back the Republican incumbent’s Democratic challenger in his 2020 re-election race. Richard Wilkerson, the former chairman and president of Michelin’s Greenville-based North America operations, said he chose to endorse Democrat Jaime Harrison because of his experience working …

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Graham To GOP Georgia Gov: “Too Fast, Too Soon”

The New York Post reports: South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday lauded his home state’s plan to reopen its economy during the coronavirus pandemic — but chided neighboring Georgia for “going too fast too soon.” “I support what South Carolina Governor @henrymcmaster announced yesterday — a small reopening of our state’s economy with a focus on social distancing. I …

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Jaime Harrison Outraises Lindsey Graham In Senate Bid

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison outraised the incumbent Republican for the first time in the race over the initial three months of 2020, setting a South Carolina campaign fundraising record in the process. Harrison brought in $7.36 million to Graham’s $5.6 million, according to releases from the campaigns Wednesday night, meaning …

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Republicans To Trump: Enough With The Daily Briefings

Surely these Republicans are wasting their breath: As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. Many view the sessions as a kind of original sin from which all of …

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Graham Rages At Pelosi: Blaming Trump For Deaths Is “The Most Disgusting Political Statement In History”

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday railed against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she said President Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was having deadly consequences. “She’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he’s led the country,” Graham, a vocal Trump ally, said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “That’s …

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Graham Bucks Trump On Ending Business Shutdowns

Axios reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted Monday that he is basing his decisions for coronavirus policy on information from “health care professionals like Dr. Fauci and others, not political punditry.” In an apparent public rebuke, Graham added a link to a Washington Post article about the Trump administration’s signals that it might move to loosen restrictions on businesses at …

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Graham In Self-Quarantine After Mar-A-Lago Visit

Via press release from Graham’s office: Senator Graham was at Mar-a-Lago last weekend. He has no recollection of direct contact with the President of Brazil, who is awaiting results of a coronavirus test, or his spokesman who tested positive. However, in an abundance of caution and upon the advice of his doctor, Senator Graham has decided to self-quarantine awaiting the …

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Graham Told Defense Sec “I’ll Make Your Life Hell” In Argument Over Proposal To Pull US Troops From Africa

NBC News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, uniting against a Trump administration idea to withdraw U.S. troops from part of Africa, pushed back during a fiery exchange with Defense Secretary Mark Esper here over the weekend, according to four people present at or familiar with the meeting. At one point, Graham warned Esper that there …

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Lindsey Graham: Limbaugh’s Anti-Gay Attack Is Wrong

The Associated Press reports: Some Capitol Hill Republicans said they disagreed with Limbaugh’s remark, while others demurred. “I’m just going to leave all that alone,” said conservative Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who said she’d not heard the comment. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, facing reelection this fall, also declined to comment. “It’s a miscalculation as to where the country is at,” …

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Graham Won’t Call Barr To Testify On Stone Meddling

Politico reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that he will not call Attorney General Bill Barr to testify on the Justice Department’s decision to lower its sentencing recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone. “He’ll come in as part of oversight, but we’re not going to call him based on this,” Graham told reporters when asked …

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Graham: The DOJ Is Getting Giuliani’s Dirt On Biden

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has begun receiving information obtained by Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, from Ukraine about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday. Mr. Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a vocal Trump ally, said …

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Graham Suggests God Approves Of Trump’s Acquittal

The Insider reports: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn’t think God will judge him when he dies for voting to acquit President Donald Trump. Graham called in to Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show” to discuss the Senate vote that acquitted Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his impeachment trial, and he discussed …

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Jill Biden: Lindsey Graham Isn’t Our Friend Anymore

The Hill reports: “Well, you know, Lindsey — I don’t know what happened to Lindsey. And we used to be great friends and friends with John McCain [R-Ariz.],” Jill Biden said on CNN’s “New Day” Monday. “I mean we traveled together with the Foreign Relations Committee. We’ve had dinner. You know, and now he’s changed.” Asked by CNN’s John Berman …

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Graham Cancels Presser After Bolton Bombshell

Raw Story reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) abruptly canceled a planned press conference that had been scheduled for Monday morning after a bombshell report claimed that former national security adviser John Bolton is backing up a key allegation in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump. Graham was originally set to talk at 11:30 a.m. on Monday alongside several of …

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Graham: I’ll Vote Against Subpoena For Hunter Biden

The Hill reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he will vote against a motion to subpoena Hunter Biden if a majority of colleagues agree next week that additional witnesses and documents need to be summoned for President Trump’s impeachment trial. If Republican colleagues introduce a motion to subpoena former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Graham said “I’ll …

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Graham Flees Chamber Before Nadler Plays 1999 Clip Of Him Saying Impeachment Doesn’t Need A Crime

The Week reports: House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is making his impeachment argument with a little blast from the past. Nadler turned to the words of one of his colleagues, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton argued a crime isn’t required to impeach a president. In an old clip, Graham says that …

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Graham: Trump Wants Trial Over By SOTU Address

CNN reports: Asked Sunday about Trump’s mood and expectations ahead of arguments that are set to begin Tuesday, Graham, a close ally of the President, said Trump is optimistic the trial will go in his favor. “His mood is to go to the State of the Union with this behind him and talk about what he wants to do for …

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