Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

Harrison Tied With Graham In New US Senate Poll

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: South Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race is neck-and-neck with just three months to go until Election Day, as Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison’s well-funded campaign appears to have significantly narrowed the gap against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Graham led Harrison by just a single percentage point, 44 percent …

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Cultist Republicans Rush To Hail Trump’s Mask Tweet

CNN reports: President Donald Trump tweeted an image of himself wearing a face mask and indirectly called the act “patriotic” on Monday — a clear pivot away from his earlier reluctance to wear a facial covering in public. The shift to encouraging mask-wearing was primarily motivated by floundering poll numbers. For months, aides tried to get Trump to wear a …

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Graham: I’m Calling Mueller To Testify Before Senate

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he would call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, a day after Mr. Mueller broke nearly a year of public silence through an opinion article defending his probe and the related conviction of Trump adviser …

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Graham: Bubba Wallace Has Nothing To Apologize For

Mediaite reports: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) objected to President Donald Trump’s decision to lash out at Bubba Wallace and NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban. Graham spoke to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on Monday during his radio show, where he sided with the racing organization’s decision to bar the Confederate flag from their events. “I don’t think Bubba Wallace has anything to …

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Lindsey Graham Fails In Bid To Allow Bill Barr To Veto Investigations Into DOJ, Even Other Republicans Balked

Bloomberg News reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee blocked an effort by Chairman Lindsey Graham to give the attorney general the power to veto investigations of Justice Department lawyers by the inspector general. The committee instead backed — over the objections of Graham and Attorney General William Barr — a bipartisan bill by Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah that would …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Challenged To Four Debates

Charleston’s ABC News affiliate reports: On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham easily breezed through the June 9 primary, and now he’s set to face Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. On Wednesday, Harrison sent a letter to Graham to challenge him to four debates anytime between now and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. “While we may disagree on many issues, I …

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WaPo Examines History Behind #LadyGraham Hashtag

Thomas Balcerski writes for the Washington Post: Last week, the hashtag #LadyGraham exploded on social media in response to allegations made on Twitter by gay adult-film star Sean Harding against Sen. Lindsey O. Graham of South Carolina (the hashtag, along with the abbreviated form “Lady G,” purportedly refers to Graham’s nickname among male sex workers). What followed has been a …

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Sex Worker Threats To Out Graham Hit #1 On Twitter

South Carolina’s FITS News reports: Around the time most South Carolinians were sitting down to their evening meals on Thursday night, a gay porn star by the name of Sean Harding fired off a tweet that set tongues-a-wagging across the Palmetto State (and in the nation’s capital). “There is a homophobic republican senator who is no better than (Donald Trump) …

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Twitter Tees Off On Graham’s New Trumpian Hair Color

Esquire reports: Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general, popped by the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing into the origins of the investigation into the connections between the president*’s 2016 campaign and the Volga Bagmen. This, of course, was another episode in the continuing series, Bailing Out the President’s Ass, and the whole scene was rather pointless, except for …

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Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Police Brutality

The Week reports: After “the horrific death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis,” the Senate Judiciary committee will conduct a hearing on police use of force, committee chair Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Friday. Both he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) “are appalled at what we saw,” and will hold the hearing to “shine a bright …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Harrison And Graham Tied At 42%

Charleston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, who has held the seat since 2003, is going up against Democrat Jaime Harrison, and a poll by Civiqs has both of them tied at 42 percent. Additionally, the poll said that 56 percent of the voters had an unfavorable view of Graham, with 35 percent viewing him favorably. It also …

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Graham To Judges: Resign Now So We Can Replace You

The Washington Post reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham on Thursday urged federal judges who are in their mid-to-late 60s to step aside so that Republicans, increasingly nervous about holding the Senate majority in the November election as they eye President Trump’s poll numbers, can fill the vacancies now. Graham made the comments in an interview with conservative …

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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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