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    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocked Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that chasing him through an airport was all it took to change his mind. Scarborough attacked Graham — along with his fellow Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson — during Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” suggesting that they were starting a civil war within the Republican Party. (RELATED: Crowd Surrounds Sen. Lindsey Graham At Airport Chanting ‘Traitor,’ Video Shows) WATCH: Scarborough went after Johnson first, saying that the senator was “challenged” and suggesting that he was the last person who should be offering political advice to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Turning his attention to Graham, Scarborough said that the South Carolina senator had only flipped on former President Donald Trump after he was confronted by three people in an airport. “Three people chase him through an airport and he’s just freaked out ever since,” Scarborough said. “So if...
             
    In an interview on Sunday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham discussed the future of the GOP and former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Per The Washington Examiner, speaking with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Graham reveled that he recently talked to Trump, who plans on maintaining an active presence in politics. Trump is “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party,” Graham explained, noting that he will soon meet with the former president. “He’s excited about 2022, and I’m going to go down to talk with him next week, play a little golf in Florida,” the senator continued, saying that he recently told the former commander-in-chief “this MAGA movement needs to continue.” Wallace then changed gears, asking Graham to say whether he believes Trump is to blame for the violence that erupted on January 6, when a group of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to...
    New York : Senator Lindsey Graham suggests that Vice President Harris could face impeachment. Photo: Win McNamee / . Republican Senator Lindsey graham (South Carolina) suggested that the vice president Kamala harris he would face impeachment proceedings if Republicans win the House of Representatives the following year. In an interview with Fox News, Graham indicated that the Democrat should be questioned for allegedly alerting protesters to express themselves violently as part of the Lives Black Matter movement (LBM). “The file of the trial was a complete sham, rumor after rumor, and opens Pandora’s box for future trials”, He said. Based on this model, I don’t know why Kamala Harris is not prosecuted if the Republicans take control of the House; she, in fact, encouraged riots and some of the protesters returned to the streets. Lindsey Graham suggests Kamala Harris will be impeached if Republicans take...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told “Fox News Sunday” that former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is “wrong” about former President Donald Trump’s future role in the Republican Party. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have and we shouldn’t have followed him and we shouldn’t have listened to him and we can’t let that ever happen again,” Haley told Politico in an interview published Friday. After reading the quote, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked Graham if Haley is “wrong about Donald Trump’s future in the Republican Party.” WATCH: “Yeah, Donald Trump is the most vibrant member of the Republican Party,” Graham responded. “The Trump movement is alive and well. People believe that he brought change to Washington policy wise that was long overdue. All I can say is that the most potent force in the Republican Party is President Trump. We need Trump plus.” Graham,...
    LINDSEY Graham has called for Republicans to impeach Kamala Harris for "bailing out" Black Lives Matter activists. The lawmaker told Fox News how former President Donald Trump is ready to "move on" and rebuild the Republican Party after his impeachment trial. 1LINDSEY Graham has called for Republicans to impeach Kamala HarrisCredit: Splash News Graham said: "I thought the impeachment trial was not only unconstitutional, I condemn what happened on Jan. 6, but the process they used to impeach this president was an affront to rule of law. "We've opened Pandora's Box to future presidents." He added: "And if you use this model, I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached if the Republicans take over the House." "Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody's head open. "So we've opened Pandora's Box here and I'm sad for...
    GOP Sen. Sen. Lindsey Graham revealed Friday evening that he will soon meet with former President Donald Trump to discuss the future of the Republican Party. Per Politico, speaking to a group of reporters, Graham said that he will try to encourage Trump to work with Republicans in order to help them win back the U.S. Congress in the 2022 midterm elections. Graham promised to do his best to convince the former commander-in-chief that he and the Republican Party need each other, because “you can’t keep the Trump movement going without the GOP united.” “If we come back in 2022, then, it’s an affirmation of your policies. But if we lose again in 2022, the narrative is going to continue that not only you lost the White House, but the Republican Party is in a bad spot.” Trump has vowed to take revenge against Republicans who wronged him, promising to...
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was 1 of 5 Republican senators Saturday to vote in favor of calling witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. But Graham did so as a way of helping Trump. That's because Graham has said for days that if witnesses are called, they should include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a witness to testify at the Senate impeachment trial in order to discuss security preparations before the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. Graham, along with four other Republican senators, joined all 50 Democrats to allow for witnesses to be called at Trump's impeachment trial after House impeachment manger Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said he wanted to subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Washington Republican. Weeks ago, she revealed a contentious phone conversation between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy late on the afternoon of Jan. 6. ...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said the number of “not guilty” votes is "growing" during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “The 'Not Guilty' vote is growing after today,” Graham tweeted, accompanied by a Fox News interview he gave on Wednesday. “I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd.” The 'Not Guilty' vote is growing after today. I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd.FULL INTERVIEW:https://t.co/q6R1kIlBgm— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 11, 2021 Graham spoke with Fox’s Sean Hannity after Democratic House impeachment managers played new and graphic footage of the rioters in the Capitol on Jan. 6. “We all know what happened in the Capitol was terrible. I hope everybody involved that broke into the Capitol goes to jail. But I don’t remember any of these House managers saying a damn thing when they were...
    South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted the move by House impeachment managers to connect President Trump through tweets and statements to Proud Boys and other violent extremists who stormed the Capitol. The presentation by the managers at Wednesday's start of the impeachment trial stretched by to the first presidential debate when Trump took heat for failing to condemn the group and white supremacy when asked about it. Trump told the far right group at the Sept. 30th debate to 'stand back and stand by' when asked about it by moderator Chris Wallace. As the managers pointed out, numerous Proud Boy members were spotted at the riot, and federal authorities have arrested Proud Boy members in connection with the riot.  'The legal theory they have is absurd – that somehow that Trump’s a secret member of the Proud boys,' said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), scoffing at arguments connecting Trump...
    Joy Behar said Tuesday that no one was “changing their mind” with regard to former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Behar weighed in on ABC’s “The View” just before the impeachment trial was set to begin in the Senate, saying that she believed Republican Senators such as Rand Paul (KY) and Lindsey Graham (SC) would remain loyal to Trump no matter what he did. (RELATED: ‘Stupid Politics’: Meghan McCain And Joy Behar Agree That Moving On West Virginia Without Manchin Was A Fumble For Kamala Harris) WATCH: “Let’s talk about impeachment, really, what does this really, really mean, Joy? I’m going to start with you. What does it mean?” co-host Whoopi Goldberg began the segment. “Okay, you know, no one’s changing their mind,” Behar replied. “These Republicans, particularly Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham, they wouldn’t vote against Donald Trump if he threw them off of a roof,...
    DONALD Trump's impeachment trial will "destroy the presidency" and put future leaders at risk, Lindsey Graham said. The Republican senator told Sean Hannity on Fox News that the trial will "make history for the rest of the time America exists". 9Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins todayCredit: AFP or licensors 9Lindsey Graham said the trial will 'destroy the presidency'Credit: Fox 9House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the article of impeachment against Trump two weeks agoCredit: Getty Images - Getty He said: "What Democrats have done is basically declare war on the presidency itself. "The impeachment in the House took place without a hearing, without one witness being called, and without a lawyer for the president of the United States. "You can't get a traffic ticket based on the procedures they used to impeach President Trump." Graham said impeaching Trump after he has left office would "destroy the presidency itself". He said: "I...
    Donald Trump's closest confidante in the Senate has accused Democrats on the eve of Trump's second impeachment trial of having 'declared war on the presidency itself', as reports suggested the former president is confident of being acquitted and focused instead on seeking revenge against Republicans who he believes betrayed him. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator who is in regular contact with Trump, insisted that Tuesday's trial was damaging to the country. He said that Trump's January 13 conviction in the House was unfair because the 74-year-old was not given time to defend himself. 'What Democrats have done is basically declared war on the presidency itself,' said Graham, speaking on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. Lindsey Graham on Monday told Fox News' Sean Hannity the impeachment trial was 'crap' Graham and Hannity joked that the trial, beginning Tuesday, was farcical and ridiculous Trump, who is currently at...
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday that history will judge former President Donald Trump for his involvement in the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Per The Hill, speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, Graham opined that Trump bears responsibility for what happened on January 6, but argued that he should not have been impeached. “Well, I mean, he’s going to have a place in history for all of this, but the point of the matter is that we’re in Congress. We’re not prosecutors. Impeachment was never meant to be a prosecution,” Graham said. “I think I’m ready to move on. I’m ready to end the impeachment trial because I think it’s blatantly unconstitutional,” he continued. “As to Donald Trump, he is the most popular figure in the Republican Party. He had a consequential presidency. Jan. 6 was a very bad day for America, and he’ll...
     Stephen Colbert went after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for discouraging the use of witnesses during Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial — pointing out that blocking witnesses is a classic villain move. “It’s Groundhog Day, everybody, like every other day since March 12th,” Colbert quipped to open Tuesday’s Late Show. “But today’s actual Groundhog Day, which, for no apparent reason, America seeks weather prophecy from meteorological prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil.” The host later addressed Trump’s second impeachment trial, mocking his legal team’s argument that the former president cannot be convicted by the Senate because he is no longer in office. “Once you leave a job, you’re immune from prosecution?” Colbert asked, later joking, “Cannibalism? Nice try, your honor.” The host played a clip of Trump’s impeachment lawyer David Schoen arguing against the use of news footage of the riots during the trial, claiming that it would stop the nation’s healing. “Yes, healing comes from not...
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney called QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'kook,' while fellow GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham gave Greene some wiggle room to explain some of her past comments, which feature conspiracy theories, racism and anti-Semitic dog whistles.  Romney told Capitol Hill reporters Tuesday that 'our party isn't big enough to have both conservatives and kooks.'  Graham, on the other hand, said he wanted to make sure some of Greene's social media content, which has been under fire for the past week, hasn't been 'manipulated.'  Sen. Mitt Romney (left) called QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'kook,' while Sen. Lindsey Graham said he traveled with Greene to Georgia last month and had a 'very pleasant experience,' before suggesting that some of her postings could have been 'manipulated'  Republican senators were split Tuesday on their views of QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who Democrats want to see...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Republicans will bring in the FBI if Democrats call witnesses in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. The South Carolina Republican told Fox News guest host Trey Gowdy on Monday that drawn-out impeachment proceedings would be akin to opening Pandora's Box and said he hopes for a quick vote on whether to convict Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection related to the Jan. 6 siege of Congress. "If you open up that can of worms, we'll want the FBI to come in and tell us about how people actually preplanned these attacks and what happened with the security footprint at the Capitol," Graham said. Citing "mounting evidence that the people came to Washington and preplanned the attack before the president ever spoke," Graham said he is "confident" that a sufficient number of Republicans will vote in favor of acquitting Trump in the evenly split...
    The Donald Trump Senate impeachment trial is one clown short of a circus, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham.  After a lawyer for the Capitol rioter "QAnon Shaman" said his client would be willing to testify, the South Carolina Republican said that this would turn the ordeal into a "complete circus."  "I cannot think of a better way to turn the upcoming impeachment trial into a complete circus than to call the QAnon Shaman as a witness on anything," Graham wrote on Twitter.  The senator has repeatedly argued against the need for any witnesses at all.  "The House impeached President Trump without a witness," he continued. "If we open the witness door in the Senate, there will be lots of witnesses requested on a variety of topics. And the trial will go for months, not days." Jacob Anthony Chansley, who notoriously barged into the Capitol clad in a horned bearskin headdress, face...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that some Democratic senators are getting cold feet over impeaching former President Donald Trump and fear it will “blow up in their face.” “There’s more than a handful of Democrats praying that [President] Joe Biden will get on the phone and call [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer and say ‘its over’ because they understand this is going to blow up in their face politically,” Graham told Fox News’ “Hannity.”   “I’ve never felt better about the Republican Senate conference being united behind the idea that what the House did was wrong in terms of process,” he added. (RELATED: Lindsey Graham: ‘If You’re Wanting To Erase Donald Trump From The [Republican] Party, You’re Going To Get Erased’) The House of Representatives voted Jan. 13 to impeach Trump for the second time for allegedly inciting the riot that broke out Jan. 6. During...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that if he were Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, he would sue Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen for “slander” over his accusations that she may have been giving tours of the U.S. Capitol building to people involved in the riot that took place on Jan. 6. Graham appeared on Fox News’ “America Reports” with hosts Sandra Smith and John Roberts, who brought up the accusations leveled against Boebert before playing two separate video clips showing Cohen making the accusations and Boebert defending herself. (RELATED: ‘What The Hell?’: Tucker Carlson Responds To Democratic Rep’s ‘Grotesque’ Comments On Racial, Gender Makeup Of National Guard) “We saw Congressman Boebert taking a group of people for a tour,” Cohen said in the first video. “Now whether they were people involved in the insurrection or not, I do not know.” “These claims are just ridiculous. It’s...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested he would investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of security of the Capitol building after rioters stormed it on Jan. 6. “I understand what happened on January the 6th was one of the low points in my time in office,” the South Carolina Republican said on Sunday Morning Futures. “It was horrendous to see people ... take over the Capitol, the House, and the Senate, beat officers, defile the seat of government. How in the hell could that happen? Where was Nancy Pelosi? It's her job to provide Capitol security. We will get to the bottom of that.” The sergeant at arms of the House is under the direction of Pelosi and is responsible for securing the Capitol along with the Capitol Police. Graham’s comments sparked the ire of Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who slammed the senator for attempting to...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham urged President Donald Trump Sunday not to pardon the Capitol rioters because it “would be wrong” and would destroy what’s left of his presidency. “To seek a pardon of these people would be wrong, I think it would destroy President Trump and I hope we don’t go down that road,” Graham told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “There are a lot of people urging the president to pardon those who participated in defiling the Capitol — the rioters,” Graham continued. (RELATED: Rep. McClintock: ‘If We Had Prosecuted BLM And Antifa … With The Same Determination,’ Capitol Riot Might Not Have Happened) “I don’t care if you went and spread flowers on the floor, you breached the security of the Capitol, you interrupted a joint session of Congress, you tried to intimidate us all — you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of...
    Lindsey Graham continued railing against an impeachment trial of Donald Trump after he’s out of office, telling Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo Republicans shouldn’t even consider the idea. After advising the president against pardoning the rioters, Graham said Joe Biden would be “an incredibly weak figure” if he doesn’t “stand up against the impeachment.” Graham even attempted to claim that “President Trump is trying to heal the nation.” The president riled up supporters for months with baseless claims of voter fraud. In his first video telling people at the Capitol to go home, he continued to falsely insist the election was stolen from him. Subsequent videos released by the president were more somber in calling for no violence, but there’s been reporting that Trump regretted doing at least one of those videos. Recently the president met with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell — who has been pushing election conspiracies as well —...
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Friday that the rioters on Capitol Hill were no different than Adolf Hitler’s brownshirts or Benito Mussolini’s thugs. Scarborough kicked off MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with a comparison linking President Donald Trump and his supporters to the fascist dictators Americans went to Europe to fight during World War II. (RELATED: ‘They’ve Put Down Their Bibles’: Joe Scarborough Says Trump Supporters Found A New Religion In Conspiracy Theories) WATCH: Scarborough began by bringing up Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who dropped his objection to the Electoral College vote and then got harassed at an airport for failing to support Trump. (RELATED: ‘Donald Trump’s Fluffer’: MSNBC’s Charlie Sykes Gives Lindsey Graham A Pornographic Label) “Lindsey Graham, poor, poor, Lindsey. He said, ‘I’m done with this.’ And then he gets chased through the airport by a couple of Qanon people. And then suddenly he’s like I’m back...
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham rebuked members of his party who plan on supporting the second impeachment of President Trump. Graham, who has been one of the president's closest allies in the Senate, released a statement on Wednesday morning condemning the effort to impeach the president for what Democrats and some Republicans say was his role in inciting a riot at the Capitol last week. “To my Republican colleagues who legitimize this process, you are doing great damage not only to the country, the future of the presidency, but also to the party," the South Carolina senator said just hours before the House is set to vote on whether to make Trump the first president to be impeached twice. "The millions who have supported President Trump and his agenda should not be demonized because of the despicable actions of a seditious mob.” Graham also took a shot at the party’s Senate...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday that President-elect Joe Biden needs “to pick up the phone” and tell impeachment-hungry Democrats to “stand down.” “Pick up the phone, call Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the squad and tell them ‘stand down’ [on impeachment],” Graham said during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity.”   “This will destroy the country even further,” Graham said in reference to another impeachment procedure. “You have the power to do that, the question is, do you have the courage to do it?” he asked of Biden. (RELATED: ‘The Constitution Controls, Not The Mob’: Lindsey Graham Calls For Capitol Riot Task Force To ‘Identify Every Person’) Graham called a video statement released Thursday by President Donald Trump “helpful” and that “it hit the mar,” adding that Trump “wants to move on to a peaceful transfer of power. He wants this to end.” The chairman of...
    LINDSEY Graham has called on Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden to stop the second impeachment of Donald Trump. The Republican Senator said the unprecedented impeachment would “do more harm than good” and the President wants an orderly transition. Any attempt to impeach President Trump would not only be unsuccessful in the Senate but would be a dangerous precedent for the future of the presidency,” Graham said in a Twitter post. “It will take both parties to heal the nation.” The South Carolina Senator said impeachment “further divide the country and erode the institution of the presidency itself”. Trump is facing an unprecedented second impeachment as House Democrats officially push forward to charge him with "inciting insurrection" in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege. Democrats have already drafted the single article for Trump's impeachment that will be formally introduced on Monday, according to reports. Graham’s comments come after he was called...
    At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is against Vice President Mike Pence invoking the 25th Amendment and removing President Donald Trump from power at this time. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate and a number of lawmakers, even one Republican, have floated Pence pulling the trigger on the 25th after Trump incited Wednesday's riot on Capitol Hill.  But Graham maintained Trump should be left in place for two weeks, as he also praised the president's record and said he doesn't regret their cozy relationship.   'I do not believe that's appropriate at this point,' Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill. 'I'm looking for a peaceful transfer of power. If something else happens all options would be on the table.'   Sen. Lindsey Graham said at a press conference Thursday that he was against Vice President Mike Pence invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called President-elect Joe Biden "lawfully" elected and urged his Senate colleagues "Enough is enough" regarding election fraud allegations.  Graham, at times, has been a critic of President Trump but he has often been a close ally during his presidency.  The senator's remarks came as the Senate voted on certifying the Electoral College votes hours after a group of Trump supporters breached the Capitol, forcing an evacuation.  He said while he supported his colleagues' right to object to the election results, he wouldn’t support it and felt it is a "uniquely bad idea to delay this election."  Trump has been a "consequential" president, Graham said he believes, "but today…count me out. Enough is enough." "When it’s over, it is over. It is over," he added emphatically. JONATHAN TURLEY: TRUMP'S LEGACY 'IN TATTERS' AFTER SUPPORTERS RIOT AT CAPITOL He said even if he doesn’t agree, he will accept the rulings of...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGeorgia Senate races shatter spending records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Georgia election day is finally here; Trump hopes Pence 'comes through for us' to overturn results Trump's power wanes in closing weeks MORE (R-S.C.) on Wednesday voiced strong opposition to those seeking to block Congress's approval of the 2020 Electoral College results, saying he would not support President TrumpDonald TrumpWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE's unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and plans to recognize Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE as the president-elect.  "Trump and I, we had a hell...
    President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Nashville explosion, the White House said Friday.   'President Trump has been briefed on the explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, and will continue to receive regular updates,' spokesman Judd Deere said. 'The President is grateful for the incredible first responders and praying for those who were injured.'  The president hasn't otherwise mentioned the incident, as he headed to his West Palm Beach golf club with Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday morning.   Nashville police are calling the huge explosion that shattered windows and shook the ground before dawn on Christmas morning was 'an intentional act' and they are now using sniffer dogs to comb the area to look for more bombs.   President Donald Trump (left) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (right) headed to the president's West Palm Beach golf club on Christmas morning. The White House said the president has been briefed on the Nashville explosion ...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenLos Angeles mayor announces he won't be joining Biden administration Jill Biden: Doctorate is one of the things I'm 'most proud of' READ: Deb Haaland's official statement on historic nomination to Interior secretary MORE called Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamRep.-elect Issa says Trump should attend Biden inauguration Hillicon Valley: Texas, other states bring antitrust lawsuit against Google | Krebs emphasizes security of the election as senators butt heads | Twitter cracks down on coronavirus vaccine misinformation Fake accounts posing as GOP leaders on Parler are selling Trump hats and CBD oil: report MORE (R-S.C.) "a personal disappointment" when asked about his friendship with his former Senate colleague in an interview that aired on Friday.  "Lindsey's been a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his," Biden told talk show host Stephen Colbert when asked whether he could patch things up with the Republican senator.  Biden and...
    Madison Summers December 18, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden has a few words for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) regarding the 2020 presidential election. Biden was asked by late-show host Stephen Colbert if he takes it personally that many Republican lawmakers have not acknowledged him as the president-elect, even after the Electoral College vote on Monday. “No, look, they’re in a tough spot,” Biden responded, adding that a “number of them” have said to him, “‘Give me time, Joe.'” Colbert then pointed to Graham, asking if Biden believes they could “patch it up and work together.” “Lindsey’s been a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his,” Biden said. However, Biden added that he believes his incoming administration can work with Republican Congress members. “Once this president is no longer in office, I think you’re going to see his impact on the body politic fade, and...
    Members of Congress are still sharply divided over what should be the fate of Edward Snowden if he ever returned to the U.S.  “To those urging a pardon of Edward Snowden: You are suggesting President @realDonaldTrump pardon a traitor,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Edward Snowden is NOT a victim. Snowden has American blood on his hands and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. "To pardon Snowden would be a betrayal of all those who have sacrificed since 9/11 to protect our nation," Graham continued. RUSSIA GRANTS SNOWDEN PERMANENT RESIDENCY Graham was responding to a call from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, for President Trump to pardon Snowden and Julian Assange. She said the two whistleblowers should be rewarded for exposing “the deception and criminality of those in the deep state.”  Other Republicans have sided with Snowden, including Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who slammed...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called on Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s GOP-controlled legislative bodies to tighten up their election procedures before a Jan. 5 runoff. As Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face off against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the runoff elections, some Republicans are concerned that voters who believe President Donald Trump’s claims that the Nov. 3 election was “rigged” may stay home. Graham began his Wednesday night interview on “The Story” with Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum by encouraging Republicans to “show up and vote.” WATCH: “Every signature on mail-in ballots should be verified in a bipartisan way,” Graham said. “So I’m begging the governor to call the legislature back in session and do two things. Make sure that when it comes to verifying signatures on mail-in ballots, that it’s done by bipartisan, not a single individual...
    Senator Lindsey Graham repeatedly backed up President Donald Trump’s legal fight in Georgia on Wednesday night, but made a point of saying they need to show their evidence. Graham told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum he’s with the Trump team on their push for the election system to be changed before the runoffs and even took a few shots at Governor Brian Kemp, declaring they have just “days” to fix the mail-in voting system in the state. One thing Graham was quick to push back on was Trump supporter Lin Wood, one of the attorneys whose cases are being roundly rejected by judges, saying that people should withhold their votes from the GOP in the runoffs. As Graham talked up the need to win in Georgia, he rather forcefully said, “To the Trump legal team, you’re making all these claims, goes mark >> We need to get off our...
    South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham reportedly said he would “urge” President Trump to share intelligence briefings with President-Elect Joe Biden Wednesday, according to Newsweek. Graham has been supportive of Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud but still believes that Biden should receive the briefings even as the president contests the election. (RELATED: Laura Ingraham Says Trump Should Accept Election Results With ‘Grace And Composure’) Lindsey Graham urges Trump to “give intel briefings” to President-elect Joe Biden https://t.co/EiCr58MO0x — Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 18, 2020 Trump has insisted that President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris won the presidential election through widespread voter fraud despite failing legal challenges, Newsweek reports. (RELATED: President Trump Puts Rudy Giuliani In Charge Of His Remaining Election Results) Trump’s appointee leading the General Service Administration has yet to certify the election results, which would free up funding for Biden’s transition team. Trump has declined to provide...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he was simply “saying hello” to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris when he fist-bumped her on the Senate floor. The friendly exchange was caught on video during a Tuesday vote on a Federal Reserve nominee — despite Graham’s claims of voter fraud in the election. “Just saying hello. I haven’t seen in her in a while,” the key ally of President Trump told CNN’s Manu Raju. “If it works out and they make it, I told her I wish her well and try to work where we can. We will know here in a month or so or less.” Graham (R-SC), the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, has been accused of pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to toss legally cast ballots — a claim Graham ripped as “ridiculous.” Graham said he’s recently spoken to election officials in several states about his concerns “about the integrity of the election...
    Actor Ron Perlman took to Twitter on Tuesday to make a crude attack on Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a since-deleted tweet, Breitbart reported. “I feel like Lindsey Graham is ripe for an a** f*cking,” he wrote. According to the publication, Perlman’s attack is likely linked to a story about Graham’s alleged conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Per The Guardian, Grahan allegedly asked Raffensperger if it was possible to invalidate legally cast ballots in the state. The purported question comes after Donald Trump was narrowly defeated by Joe Biden in the region, which turned blue for the first time since 1992. “Raffensperger was reportedly ‘stunned’ by the question, in which Graham appeared to suggest that he find a way to throw out legally cast absentee ballots,” The Guardian reported. Perlman, who is most famous for his role as Hellboy, has made sexual attacks on Graham before. As...
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham revealed he's spoken to officials in Arizona and Nevada about their presidential votes after Georgia's secretary of state accused him of pressure to discard legally-cast ballots. Joe Biden carried all three states but President Donald Trump is contesting the results.  Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday he's spoken to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona - who still has to certify the results of the presidential election in his state - and to one of Nevada's state election officials.  'What I'm trying to find out is how do you verify mail-in ballots. So the question for me is if we're going to use more mail-in ballots, we need to have signature verification that's bipartisan,' he said. The South Carolina senator also told reporters he spoke to President Trump on Monday night but would only say the two men talked about 'national security.'  Republican...
    As he faces scrutiny for a conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the 2020 election, Sen. Lindsey Graham acknowledged that he has spoken to officials in two other battleground states. The South Carolina Republican told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that he also talked to top officials in Arizona and Nevada, two states in addition to Georgia that President Trump's team has contested the vote count, about election integrity. "I spoke with the governor of Arizona and I've spoken to people in Nevada, I can't remember who. Bottom line is, I'm trying to figure out how you validate signatures on mail-in voting," Graham said. This was after Graham told reporters earlier in the day that he spoke with the secretaries of state in Arizona and Nevada, which was followed by a tweet from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs denying that they had a discussion. Graham...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday said Twitter made itself editor of the New York Post when it censored articles that implicated President-elect Joe Biden in his son Hunter Biden’s business deals in China and Ukraine. Graham (R-SC) said the censorship spurred his support for rolling back Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a foundational internet liability shield for sites like Twitter that host third-party content. “What I want to try to find out is, if you’re not a newspaper at Twitter or Facebook, then why do you have editorial control over the New York Post?” Graham said during opening remarks at a committee hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “They decided, and maybe for a good reason, I don’t know, that the New York Post articles about Hunter Biden needed to be flagged, excluded from distribution or made hard to find. That to me...
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has come under harsh pressure from his fellow Republicans to do whatever it takes to deliver his state to Donald Trump—despite President-elect Joe Biden’s 14,000 vote lead. But South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may have had the most outrageous intervention. Raffensperger told The Washington Post that Graham oh-so-delicately suggested that he throw out legally cast absentee ballots. Graham asked Raffensperger about his power to throw out all absentee ballots cast in countries that had higher rates of nonmatching signatures between ballots and voter registration files. Georgia checks signature matches at two points—when a voter requests an absentee ballot and when the ballot is cast. But here’s Graham, wanting to just toss every absentee ballot in any county with higher rates of nonmatching signatures, as if having found some nonmatching signatures means there’s something wrong overall. Maybe those counties are already the most aggressive about signature matching, for heaven’s sake! Graham denied having suggested...
    GEORGIA's Republican Secretary of State said he felt pressured by Lindsey Graham to toss out legal ballots in a bid to help Donald Trump. Brad Raffensperger said on Monday that Lindsey Graham asked him whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots, a question he interpreted as a suggestion to toss out legally cast votes. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 5Brad Raffensperger made the comments on MondayCredit: AP:Associated Press Raffensperger made the comments to The Washington Post, saying he’s faced rising pressure from fellow Republicans who want to see Democrat Joe Biden's narrow lead in the state reversed. Nearly 5million votes were cast in the presidential election in Georgia, and Biden was leading President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes. Raffensperger’s comments came as election officials across the state were working to complete a hand recount of votes in...
    (CNN)Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stood firm Monday on his account that Sen. Lindsey Graham had hinted that he should try to discard some ballots in Georgia, where a recount is underway after the state went for President-elect Joe Biden in the presidential election."He asked if the ballots could be matched back to the voters," Raffensperger told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" Monday evening. "And then he, I got the sense it implied that then you could throw those out for any, if you look at the counties with the highest frequent error of signatures. So that's the impression that I got."He later added, "It was just an implication of, 'Look hard and see how many ballots you could throw out.' " Raffensperger's comments come after he told The Washington Post on Monday that Graham had cast doubt on Georgia's signature-matching law in a conversation on Friday,...
    Democratic Majority Whip James Clyburn decried “sloganeering,” saying that it “cost Jamie Harrison” in his attempt to unseat Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Clyburn explained to Axios reporter Alexi McCammond that not all issues translated into slogans that would help Democratic candidates in every district, and the push to lump all Democrats together under progressive slogans like “defund the police” could have cost the party seats that might otherwise have flipped. WATCH: .@WhipClyburn to @alexi on why Democrats lost seats in the House in the election: “We were not able to discipline ourselves…That phrase ‘defund the police’ cost Jaime Harrison tremendously…Stop sloganeering. Sloganeering kills people. Sloganeering destroys movements.” pic.twitter.com/daTCge6jab — Axios (@axios) November 10, 2020 Clyburn began by responding to the losses in districts that many had expected Democrats to win — including several Senate seats. He said that Democrats had failed to stick to what worked in...
    Alex Thomas November 9, 2020 0 Comments With President Donald Trump‘s hopes of re-election dashed, there is already chatter about the possibility that the president might try to mount a comeback in a 2024 run. During an interview on Monday with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, “I would encourage President Trump, if after all this he does fall short or he just can’t quite get there to not let this movement die. To consider running again.” “To create an organization, platforms over the next four years to keep his movement alive. Growing the Republican representation in minority communities. Talk about economic populism.” He added, “Just basically, keep it alive.” Asked if he believes Trump should run again, Graham said, “I would encourage him to think about doing it. I really would. Because one president has done this — Grover Cleveland … Grover Cleveland came...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on Fox News on Sunday and warned that the Republican Party would no longer have the opportunity the lead America if Donald Trump concedes the election, The Hill reported. “If Republicans don’t challenge and change the U.S. election system, there will never be another Republican president elected again,” he said. “President Trump should not concede. We’re down to less — 10,000 votes in Georgia. He’s going to win North Carolina. We have gone from 93,000 votes to less than 20,000 votes in Arizona, where more — more votes to be counted.” Graham’s comment comes after every major news network and The Associated Press called the 2020 presidential race for Joe Biden on Saturday. Although many Republicans have followed in the senator’s footsteps and pushed for Trump to keep fighting, others — like Sen. Mitt Romney — appear ready to allow Biden to lead the country. ...
    President Donald Trump continues to falsely say that he won the election and has stirred up claims of voter fraud. Lindsey Graham backed him up on Fox News this Sunday morning with Maria Bartiromo. Graham appeared on Fox — which has called the election for Joe Biden — to say, “This is a contested election, the media doesn’t decide who becomes president. If they did you’d never have a Republican president forever, so we’re discounting them.” He backed up the Trump team’s claims of voter fraud and said, “If Republicans don’t challenge and change the U.S. election system, there’ll never be another Republican president elected again.” “President Trump should not concede,” Graham said, even making claims about Michigan — a state called early on for Biden.— and telling Republican candidate John James not to concede because “these computers… do not pass the smell test.” He declared that “we can’t let the media run...
    Madison Summers November 7, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is declaring that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “deserves a Cabinet” if he wins the 2020 presidential election. The South Carolina senator told reporters on Friday that he ran his reelection campaign on two things: “To be a reliable vote to stop the most radical agenda being pushed by [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)] and others in the history of the United States” and “[reaching] across the aisle.” He added, “When it comes to finding common ground, I will do that.” “The vice president deserves a Cabinet, I’ll give him my input about who I could vote for as secretary of state, attorney general… There may be some people that I just can’t vote for because I think they’re unqualified or too extreme,” Graham continued. Graham noted though, “I’m not conceding he’s going to win.” See Graham’s comments below:...
    Lindsey Graham has said that Joe Biden 'deserves' to have his choice of Cabinet members confirmed by the Senate, and insisted he would work with the Democrat to develop policies, if Biden wins. Graham, 65, fought off a strong challenge for his Senate seat on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Jamie Harrison with 54.5 per cent of support versus 44.2 per cent for Harrison. Graham first entered Congress in 1995, and has known Biden - who has been in Washington DC since 1973 - for many years. The South Carolina senator said he would work to support Biden, a six-term Delaware senator, where possible.  Graham held a Zoom call with supporters on Friday to discuss his and Trump's campaign Lindsey Graham, re-elected on Tuesday to the Senate, said he would work with Biden if elected Graham and Biden, pictured in January 2015, have known each other for decades Graham...
    Staunch ally of President Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he would work with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to build a Cabinet, if he wins the presidency. The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman promised to find areas of agreement if Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States, but added the election is still ongoing. “When it comes to finding common ground, I will do that. The vice president deserves a Cabinet. I will give him my input about who I could vote for as secretary of state, attorney general,” The Hill reported him saying during a press call Friday. “I recognize that he won, he deserves a Cabinet. There may be some people that I just can’t vote for because I think they’re unqualified or too extreme,” he said. But Graham also reportedly emphasized that he was “not conceding he’s going to win.” VideoThough neither the presidency nor the Senate majority have been called...
    Joe Biden “deserves” to have his Cabinet picks confirmed by the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday, while vowing to find “common ground” if the Democrat wins the presidency. Fresh off re-election to his South Carolina seat, Graham spoke to reporters about how he’d handle a potential Biden win — as key swing states continue to tip in the former vice president’s favor. “I ran on two things, that I will be a reliable vote to stop the most radical agenda being pushed by [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] and others in the history of the United States,” the GOP senator said on a Zoom call, the Hill reported. “I also talked about openly in my campaign at all the debates about [how] I have reached across the aisle and will continue to do so.” He said he’d oppose the Green New Deal, Medicare for All and packing the Supreme Court...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared that he would donate $500,000 to President Donald Trump's legal defense fund. Graham announced the financial support of the Trump campaign's legal efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results on Thursday night during an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity." "I'm here tonight to stand with President Trump," Graham told host Sean Hannity. "He stood with me, he's the reason we're going to have a Senate majority ... He helped Senate Republicans. We're going to pick up House seats because of the campaign that President Trump won. "I'm going to donate $500,000 tonight to President Trump's defense legal fund," the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said. Lindsey Graham pledges $500K to Trump's legal fund www.youtube.com The money will come from Graham's campaign account, according to a spokesperson. Graham set a fundraising record for a Republican Senate candidate with $28 million...
    Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed hope that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) loses his seat in the election, claiming Graham “went to the dark side” for President Donald Trump. “The United States is a country that people look to with envy because of our two-party system. It’s worked out well. I believe in the two-party system,” Reid said during an interview on MSNBC, before claiming, “Donald Trump is ruining the brand of the Republican Party.” “That’s why you have the Lincoln Project and many other Republicans who are outwardly saying we can’t have Trump again, we gotta get rid of him, because he’s ruining the Republican Party,” he continued. “And that’s the truth.” “I think that what we’ve seen in the Senate, my colleagues in the Senate, I think they have been very disappointing to me. They should not have put up with what Trump has done,”...
            by Chuck Ross  Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he will be “shocked” if a Justice Department probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation does not lead to more indictments. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Graham also said that John Durham, the U.S. attorney leading the investigation, will release a report on his findings after the election. Graham also revealed that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 10. “We’ve learned there was Russian collusion, but it was between the Clinton campaign and it was between Russia. Clinton and Russia, not Trump and Russia, and we learn that Crossfire Hurricane was the most corrupt investigation, maybe in the history of the FBI,” Graham told host Maria Bartiromo. “Durham is all over this. After the election, you’re going to get a report and I’ll...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he will be “shocked” if a Justice Department probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation does not lead to more indictments. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Graham also said that John Durham, the U.S. attorney leading the investigation, will release a report on his findings after the election. Graham also revealed that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 10. “We’ve learned there was Russian collusion, but it was between the Clinton campaign and it was between Russia. Clinton and Russia, not Trump and Russia, and we learn that Crossfire Hurricane was the most corrupt investigation, maybe in the history of the FBI,” Graham told host Maria Bartiromo. (RELATED: Time Is Running Out For Revelations From The Trump-Russia Probe) “Durham is all over this. After the election, you’re going to get a...
    U.S. Attorney John Durham will release a report on his inquiry into the Russia investigation that will warrant indictments, according to a top Republican senator. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, insisted on Sunday that Durham's team remains very active even as his investigation has fallen out of the spotlight after it became clear in recent weeks that there would not be any more developments before Election Day. "Hillary Clinton in July trying to cook up a plan to link Trump to Russia in 2016. In September of 2016, she tried to attach Trump to Russia, to deal with her email problem to deflect," Graham said on Fox News to host Maria Bartiromo, referring to an unverified Russian report on Clinton that was declassified. "We’ve learned there was Russian collusion, but it was between the Clinton campaign and it was between Russia," the South Carolina Republican added....
    Democratic Senate hopeful Jaime Harrison says South Carolina voters are seeing a "stark difference" between him and incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. "This is about closing the book on the old South and writing a brand new book called a new South — one that is bold, that is inclusive, that is diverse," he said in an interview on CBSN Friday. "Senator Graham is a relic of that old South." With just four days until Election Day, Harrison is running neck-and-neck Graham in recent polls, putting one of the reliably red state's Senate seats into play. It's one of the races that could help determine which party controls the Senate. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Harrison described Graham as "someone that's been in Washington, D.C., for 25 years, who has changed and flip-flopped on every single issue." "Then you have someone like me, who grew up poor,...
    Lindsey Graham says he hasn't spoken to Donald Trump since the president decided to remove U.S. troops from Syria, a decision the senator says will put both the nation and Trump's presidency at risk. The long time Trump ally also said if he heard the president say one more time it was a campaign promise to pull American forces from the country, he would throw up.   'I think he's putting the nation at risk, and I think he's putting his presidency at risk,' Graham told Axios of Trump's decision to secede the area to Turkey.  'And I hope he will adjust his policies like he did before. That would actually be a sign of real leadership.' 'If I hear the president say one more time, 'I made a campaign promise to get out of Syria,' I'm going to throw up,' the Republican senator from South Carolina added.  Senator Lindsey Graham said he...
    Lou Dobbs, a presenter on the Fox Business channel has lashed out at Senate Judiciary Chairman and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham saying he doesn't know why anyone would want to vote for the Republican. Graham, who is a four-term senator and fierce Trump defender is currently locked in a reelection battle against Democrat Jaime Harrison. Dobbs frustration boiled over as he lashed out at Graham for 'not subpoenaing the left-wing heads of the censorships Twitter and Facebook until after the election.'  'I don't know why anyone in the great state of South Carolina would ever vote for Lindsey Graham,' Dobbs said. 'It's just outrageous.' Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is a four-term senator and fierce Trump defender is currently locked in a reelection battle against Democrat Jaime Harrison 'I don't know why anyone in the great state of South Carolina would ever vote for Lindsey Graham. It's just...
    In a scathing monologue on Friday night, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs ripped into Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, The Hill reported. “I don’t know why anyone in the great state of South Carolina would ever vote for Lindsey Graham. It’s just outrageous,” Dobbs began, alleging that Graham is undermining President Donald Trump. “This is the guy who keeps saying, ‘Stay tuned,'” the anchor continued, suggesting that the lawmaker is not doing enough to “get to the bottom of Obamagate.” Dobbs then noted that Graham used to be one of Trump’s staunchest Republican critics. During the 2016 GOP primary, the two men repeatedly attacked each other, with Trump describing the senator as “one of the dumbest human beings I’ve ever seen.” “I believe that the president’s words about the senator then apply today,” Dobbs argued, accusing Graham of betraying both Trump and the American people. “Graham has betrayed...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (R-SC) posted a video on Twitter Monday which showed two women confronting him in an airport over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSenate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court GOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Overnight Defense: Supreme Court to hear case on diversion of Pentagon funds to border wall | Biden campaign cutting retired general from ad after objection | Trump's arms control talks with Russia hit wall MORE to the Supreme Court. Graham tweeted, “I arrived in DC today & was confronted by 2 women - one of whom was from Seattle - who called Judge Amy Coney Barrett a racist & unqualified....
    Alex Thomas October 14, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) raised eyebrows this week during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett when he referenced “the good old days of segregation.” Soon after, Graham said he made the remark with “deep sarcasm.” During Wednesday’s hearing, Graham asked Barrett, “You’re not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation by a legislative body, is that correct?” Graham’s challenger Jaime Harrison immediately posted a tweet blasting the senator, “Lindsey Graham just called segregation ‘the good old days.’ The good old days for who, Senator? It’s 2020, not 1920. Act like it.” .@LindseyGrahamSC just called segregation “the good old days.” The good old days for who, Senator?It’s 2020, not 1920. Act like it. pic.twitter.com/qVhhfp7oRY— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) October 14, 2020 During a break in the hearings, Graham told reporters, “If anybody...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham began his opening statement on the third day of confirmation hearings with lines of praise for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The South Carolina Republican called Barrett's path to the high court "history being made" and told her he's never been more proud of a nominee than he was of her. "This hearing, to me, is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women," Graham said. "You’re going to shatter that barrier. I have never been more proud of the nominee than I am of you. You have been candid to this body about who you are and what you believe." Graham also praised Sens. Joni Ernst and Marsha Blackburn and talked of the challenges conservative women and minorities have to share when it comes to getting recognition. "It is a very give-and-take society called America, but...
    Graham told reporters during a break Monday that he would leave testing up to the discretion of individual senators. During a break in Monday morning's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters he feels no need to test senators for coronavirus before the hearing continues. Many had questions after Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) attended the hearing in person today and delivered his opening statement maskless, despite testing positive for coronavirus 10 days ago. Graham himself has drawn scrutiny by refusing to take a test prior to a scheduled debate Friday against Jaime Harrison, his Democratic challenger for the South Carolina Senate. The debate was canceled after Graham's refusal.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t need to take a coronavirus test because he has a doctor’s note saying so. “You can’t not show up at work because you want everybody tested whether they need to or not,” the South Carolina Republican told local WSPA anchor Gordon Dill. “I’ve got a letter from my doctor saying that I am CDC compliant, there’s no reason to test me.” Graham — who has been in contact with colleagues who have since tested positive for the virus — is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and will soon preside over hearings to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “We’re going to run the hearing in a medically compliant way, but I’m not going to live my life differently than you have to live yours,” Graham told Dill. “We are setting the hearing room up based on CDC guidelines, I...
    SENATOR Lindsey Graham says South Carolina is a good place for young black people and immigrants - as long as they're on the right side of the political spectrum. The lawmaker, when asked about racism in South Carolina during a debate against Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, said systemic racism didn't exist in the state. 5Lindsey Graham made the controversial comments at a debateCredit: AFP or licensors "To young people of color, to young immigrants, this is a great state, Graham said. "If you are a young African-American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state, you just need to be conservative not liberal." South Carolina is typically a red state, but about 40% of its voters in the 2016 elections were liberal. South Carolina was the site of one of the most high-profile and violent hate crimes against African-Americans in the last decade--the murder of nine black worshippers at...
    Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham explained that despite recent exposure to people who turned out to be infected, he doesn’t need a COVID-19 test because he has a note from his doctor. Graham appeared at a South Carolina Senate forum that was hastily changed from a debate with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison when Graham refused to be tested for COVID-19, and the first question he was asked was about that refusal. WSPA anchor Gordon Dill opened by saying “Starting on Monday, you will chair a committee to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice, you will be inside a hearing room for hours at a time, several days of the week with some of America’s top elected leadership,” then asked “Is it not appropriate for you to take a coronavirus test in advance of that hearing?” “Well, number one, I am the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that’s about to confirm the most highly...
    Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham got a lot of attention when he said that young Black people and immigrants can “go anywhere” in South Carolina, but added “you just need to be conservative, not liberal.” Graham is facing intense social media reaction to a clip, taken from a South Carolina Senate forum that was hastily changed from a debate with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison when Graham refused to be tested for COVID-19, in which he made those remarks. Holy crap!!!!! https://t.co/IkNlKAVzbU — Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 10, 2020 What in the fuck? Note that the question asked was, “How will you address civil unrest in South Carolina?” https://t.co/AY6LZuyiHZ — Meena Harris (@meenaharris) October 10, 2020 Vote for @harrisonjaime. https://t.co/6rVUeeRdWD — Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) October 10, 2020 Racism AND white supremacy. https://t.co/iVfI0RSJTt — Rex Chapman???????? (@RexChapman) October 10, 2020 Lindsey is...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham's Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison said on Friday that his opponent has sold out the voters of his state in favor of the power players in Washington, D.C. Harrison, a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, has been running a competitive campaign against the Republican incumbent, laid out a list of issues voters in his state are worried about, including hospital closures and rural access to broadband. "Those are the issues that people have been dealing with for a long time, and Lindsey doesn’t talk about it," Harrison said on ABC's The View. "He only worries about what is going on in Washington, D.C., and the folks want someone to focus on them." Graham, a close ally to President Trump who was first elected to the Senate in 2002, is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, as such, is poised to oversee the confirmation hearings...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Saturday the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will go forward as planned despite the president, first lady, numerous senators and White House staffers testing positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. CRUZ 'CONFIDENT' BARRETT WILL BE CONFIRMED TO COURT BY ELECTION DAY, EXPECTS 'POLITICAL CIRCUS' BY DEMOCRATS "According to the standing rules of the U.S. Senate, committees may convene regardless of whether or not the Senate is in session," Graham said in a statement. "The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will proceed with the consideration of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States on Oct. 12, 2020." The decision comes after President Trump announced Friday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was later admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for precautionary care....
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday sent the chamber home for a two week recess after three Republican senators tested positive for the coronavirus. But the move, described as an effort to protect the health and safety of lawmakers, will not derail the Judiciary Committee's plan to hold hearings on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The moves come as it becomes increasingly likely that a White House gathering to celebrate President Trump's nomination of Barrett last Saturday may have been a 'super spreader' event where a host of powerful Republicans may have been exposed to the deadly virus.   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would go home for recess for two weeks and meet in 'pro forma' session, after three GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus  McConnell is putting the chamber in 'pro forma' session – which would still allow for committees to...
    Democratic senators are already claiming they will not meet with Amy Coney Barrett as her nomination moves to the Senate floor next month, claiming her 'extreme' views are not suited for the Supreme Court. 'I will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asserted in a tweet Sunday afternoon. 'This nomination process is illegitimate.' The New York Democrat added: 'I refuse to participate in the further degradation of our democracy and our judiciary.' Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii joined in Gillibrand's sentiment earlier in the day Sunday. 'I will oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes. Americans deserve a voice in this hugely consequential decision,' Blumenthal posted in a lengthy string of tweets. 'Judge...
    US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020.Olivier Douliery| AFP | Getty Images Hearings to consider President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg are set to begin Oct. 12, Senator Lindsey Graham said late Saturday. The announcement from Graham, who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee, came hours after Trump formally named Amy Coney Barrett as his selection, the third nomination of his tenure so far. The move, coming less than 40 days before the Nov. 3 general election, shows the accelerated timeline in which Trump and other Republicans hope to install Barrett. The time from nomination to the start of Senate hearings for the previous three Supreme Court justices have taken more than three times longer than...
    Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the Judiciary Committee will hold its confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett next month and will report her nomination to the Senate floor on October 22. 'So, we'll start on October 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,' Graham told 'Sunday Morning Futures' host Maria Bartiromo. 'We'll have a day of introduction. We'll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the 15th we'll begin to markup, we'll hold it over for a week, and we'll report her nomination out of the committee on October 22.' 'Then it will be up to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell as to what to do with the nomination once it comes out of committee,' the South Carolina Republican continued. Graham chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees confirmation hearings...
    DONALD Trump has received backing from Sen Mitt Romney to confirm his Supreme Court pick a day after Lindsay Graham claimed the president has the votes to approve before Election Day. The Utah senator said he's open to confirming a nominee this year in a statement on Tuesday, a decision that Is based on "following the law", not on "a subjective test of 'fairness.'" 6Donald Trump 'has the votes' to confirm his Supreme Court nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, Sen Lindsay Graham said on MondayCredit: AP:Associated Press 6The Senate Judiciary Chairman pledged to push forward with the nomination and slammed Democrats who are trying to delay the processCredit: Alamy Live News "My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder," Romney said. NEW: Romney says hell support holding a vote...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the Senate GOP has “got the votes” to confirm President Donald Trump’s impending nominee to sit on the Supreme Court. “We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election,” Graham told Fox News’ “Hannity.” “We’re going to move forward in the committee. We’re going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election. That’s the constitutional process,” Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said. (RELATED: Schumer And Ocasio-Cortez Say Americans Agree With Ginsburg’s Last Wish That SCOTUS Seat Be Filled By ‘A New President’) Ginsburg passed away Friday at the age of 87. Trump indicated Saturday that he intends to nominate a replacement “without delay” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to deliver a vote on that nomination. “[Democrats]...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham declared that Donald Trump 'has the votes' to confirm his Supreme Court nominee after two key Republican swing voters voiced their support for the president's plan to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat before the election.  The South Carolina senator hit out at Democrats trying to delay the confirmation process in an interview with Fox News on Monday night.  'It's pretty obvious that if [Democrats] want an outcome, they'll just destroy anybody's life to keep the seats open,' Graham told host Sean Hannity.  'They said they tried to destroy Brett Kavanaugh so they could fill the seat - they were dumb enough to say that. I've seen this movie before. It's not going to work, it didn't work with Kavanaugh. 'We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg's replacement before the election. We're going to move forward in the committee, we're going to report the...
    Senator Lindsey Graham, the chair of the Judiciary Committee, said Monday on "Hannity" that Republicans have the votes to confirm a nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the election.  "We got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg's replacement before the election," Graham said. "We are going to move forward in the committee. We're going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election. That's the constitutional process."  Republicans hold a slim three-seat majority in the Senate. Two GOP senators have said they do not support a vote before the election, but four Republicans would have break with the party to prevent a vote from coming to the floor. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, who broke with the party to vote in favor of convicting President Trump on one article of impeachment,...
    Senator Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday night Republicans have the votes to confirm whoever President Donald Trump nominates for the Supreme Court. Graham told Sean Hannity the Democrats will “destroy anybody’s life to keep the seats open,” mentioning Brett Kavanaugh in particular. He said that they have enough votes to confirm whoever the president nominates before the election, saying, “After Kavanaugh, everything changed with me. They’re not going to intimidate me, Mitch McConnell, anybody else.” Graham has cited the treatment of Kavanaugh as one reason why he supports moving forward with the nomination even though he directly said four years ago, “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican senator in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say, ‘Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is confident President Trump will win reelection, and if he does, he may have the power to completely change the future of the Supreme Court. "We’re going to get four more years and by the time it’s over, it’ll be the Donald Trump court,” Graham said during a call to South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick, according to the State. Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has come under scrutiny after he said he would support confirming a justice to the high court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the upcoming election. His stance marks a stark contrast to a vow he previously made to not vote on a nominee until after the 2020 presidential election. The South Carolina Republican said he had changed his mind for two reasons, citing former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's changes to filibuster rules in 2013...
    Senator Lisa Murkowski confirmed in a statement Sunday that she opposes taking up a Supreme Court vote before the election. Following the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the talk about when the Senate would hold a vote, there’s been some question of whether there would be enough Republicans opposed to voting in whoever President Donald Trump nominates prior to November 3rd. Susan Collins said in her statement Saturday the decision of who appoints the next Supreme Court justice should be decided by the election. Now Murkowski has joined in in reemphasizing her position — one made a few days ago, prior to Ginsburg’s passing — that she opposes “taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election.” “My position has not changed,” Murkowski says in a new statement. “I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created...
    Lindsay Graham has said he now supports Donald Trump in confirming a Supreme Court pick - contradicting comments he made in 2016 and 2018 that a nominee should not be considered in an election year.  Graham, who will oversee the vetting of the nomination as Judiciary chairman, tweeted Saturday that he will support Trump 'in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg.'  The president on Saturday urged the GOP-run Senate to consider 'without delay' his upcoming nomination to fill the seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. The move comes just six weeks before the election.   Graham's comment contradicts his statements in 2018 and 2016 that a Supreme Court nominee should not be considered in an election year.   Lindsay Graham has said he now supports Donald Trump on confirming Supreme Court pick - contradicting comments he made...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he is supporting President Donald Trump “in any effort to move forward” concerning the vacancy left by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham would preside over confirmation hearings for the president’s choice to fill Ginsburg’s seat. Graham, who posted his comments to Twitter on Saturday afternoon, said that his decision to back President Trump was driven by two factors — former Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) judicial confirmation rule changes and the Democrats’ ultimately unsuccessful attempt to derail Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanugh’s nomination to the high court. “The two biggest changes regarding the Senate and judicial confirmations that have occurred in the last decade have come from Democrats,” Graham wrote. “In light of these two events, I will support President @realDonaldTrump in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is under pressure to decide whether to hold hearings for another Donald Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Raw Story reported. “Graham is an interesting situation due to the timing, as there’s a good chance Republicans will lose control of the Senate in January,” the report read. Mitch McConnell previously refused to hold hearings during an election year when Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016 following the death of Antonin Scalia. On Friday evening, these sentiments were echoed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” According to The Washington Post, McConnell has claimed to be in support of confirming a Trump nominee in the case of a 2020 vacancy. Graham...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison says he raised $1 million dollars after a poll was released Wednesday showing the two were tied in the Senate race. “Y’all, I am speechless. We have raised over $1 MILLION in the last 24 hours,” Harrison tweeted Thursday. “This campaign is powered by you. It is funded by you. It is inspired by you. Together, we are going to make history in 47 days. We are going to beat @LindseyGrahamSC,” Harrison continued. Y’all, I am speechless. We have raised over $1 MILLION in the last 24 hours ???? This campaign is powered by you. It is funded by you. It is inspired by you. Together, we are going to make history in 47 days. We are going to beat @LindseyGrahamSC. — Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) September 17, 2020 U.S. senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks to the crowd during the...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday announced that former FBI Director James Comey will testify Sept. 30 about misconduct in the investigation of possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. “The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane,” Graham (R-SC) said in a Fox News interview, referring to the Russia investigation. “James Comey has agreed to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30 without a subpoena. I appreciate Mr. Comey coming before the committee. He will be respectfully treated but asked hard questions,” Graham told Sean Hannity. Trump frequently accuses former Obama administration leaders of misusing surveillance laws to target his campaign and branded Comey a “dirty cop.” The Justice Department inspector general last year found “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in documents submitted by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page....
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify on his own volition before the panel in regard to "Crossfire Hurricane" -- the counterintelligence investigation into whether President Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election. Graham told "Hannity" that Comey will appear September 30th without necessitating a subpoena: "The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane," he said. "I appreciate Mr. Comey coming before the committee and he will be respectfully treated but asked hard questions. We are negotiating with [former Deputy FBI Director Andrew] McCabe; we are hoping to get him without a subpoena -- time will tell." VideoGraham however expressed dismay that the former special counsel behind the Russia investigation's published report, ex-FBI chief, Robert Mueller, refused to appear on his own accord. "Mueller has declined the invitation to the committee to appear to explain his report," Graham...
    By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's top congressional allies, is denouncing an implication floated by a Fox News personality that he intended to sabotage the president by setting up a series of revelatory interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. During an interview Thursday, the South Carolina Republican confirmed to The Associated Press that he had helped orchestrate an initial meeting between Woodward and Trump that ultimately led to Woodward’s upcoming book “Rage.” Excerpts released Wednesday reveal the president's concerns about the coronavirus earlier this year, even as he said he publicly “wanted to always play it down” so as to minimize panic. “I think it’s pretty absurd to believe that President Trump did something he didn’t want to do because of me or anybody else,” Graham said of the meeting, which would ultimately lead to 18 conversations between Woodward and...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s top congressional allies, is denouncing an implication floated by a Fox News personality that he intended to sabotage the president by setting up a series of revelatory interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. During an interview Thursday, the South Carolina Republican confirmed to The Associated Press that he had helped orchestrate an initial meeting between Woodward and Trump that ultimately led to Woodward’s upcoming book “Rage.” Excerpts released Wednesday reveal the president’s concerns about the coronavirus earlier this year, even as he said he publicly “wanted to always play it down” so as to minimize panic. “I think it’s pretty absurd to believe that President Trump did something he didn’t want to do because of me or anybody else,” Graham said of the meeting, which would ultimately lead to 18 conversations between Woodward and Trump. “I have more...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's top congressional allies, is denouncing an implication floated by a Fox News personality that he intended to sabotage the president by setting up a series of revelatory interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. During an interview Thursday, the South Carolina Republican confirmed to The Associated Press that he had helped orchestrate an initial meeting between Woodward and Trump that ultimately led to Woodward’s upcoming book “Rage.” Excerpts released Wednesday reveal the president's concerns about the coronavirus earlier this year, even as he said he publicly “wanted to always play it down” so as to minimize panic. “I think it’s pretty absurd to believe that President Trump did something he didn’t want to do because of me or anybody else,” Graham said of the meeting, which would ultimately lead to 18 conversations between Woodward and Trump. “I have more confidence...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Wednesday that Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham “brokered” the meeting between President Donald Trump and author Bob Woodward where Trump reportedly downplayed the dangers of the coronavirus. Based on information from an unnamed source, Carlson implied on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that Graham set up the president because the senator has “passionately opposed” many of Trump’s policies. Noting that “the president sat for repeated interviews with Bob Woodward,” Carlson asked, “Why in the world would he do that?” (RELATED: Fauci ‘Didn’t Get Any Sense’ That Trump Downplayed Coronavirus, Says He Would ‘Question’ Woodward Claims) “Well, tonight from a source who knows, the answer to that mystery: Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. It was Lindsey Graham who helped convince Donald Trump to talk to Bob Woodward. Lindsey Graham brokered that meeting. Lindsey Graham even sat in on the first interview between...
    Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison said his opponent, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLindsey Graham: 'QAnon is bats--- crazy' Lindsey Graham asks why Jacob Blake didn't 'yield' to officers Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington MORE (R-S.C.), is different than “Lindsey Graham 1.0” in years past. “I like to say there’s Lindsey Graham 1.0, and now I’m running against Lindsey Graham 2.0,” Harrison told Axios while discussing polls that show a tight race in the state. Graham has cruised to reelection in previous races. “The old Lindsey Graham I thought did a fairly good job. This new Lindsey Graham is MIA,” Harrison added. “Lindsay Graham 2.0,” he said, arose “right around the passing of [Sen.] John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPolitics of fear finds home in 2020 campaign Meghan McCain hits Ivanka Trump's defense of president's Twitter: It's not a 'communication style,' it's 'cruelty' Former George W. Bush alumni...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is seen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC; Conspiracy theorist QAnon demonstrators protest child trafficking on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, August 22, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images; Kyle Grillot/AFP/Getty Images Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina gave a harsh rebuke of the right-wing QAnon conspiracy theory movement, telling Vanity Fair in an interview that "QAnon is batsh-t crazy." "I think it is a platform that plays off people's fears, that compels them to do things they normally wouldn't do. And it's very much a threat," the senator said.  Graham's comments come just one week after President Trump flattered the movement's believers in a press conference, saying on August 19 that "these are people that love our country."  Believers in the conspiracy theory have been linked to several criminal acts in the US, including at least...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said he urged President Trump not to shut down the popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, instead proposing that an American company should buy it and remove it from the control of the Chinese Communist Party. “So here’s the deal. If TikTok is saved, you can thank me,” the South Carolina Republican said on Snapchat’s “Good Luck America.” Graham said he fielded phone calls from people, including retired Gen. David Petraeus and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, voicing concerns about the widespread popularity of the app Trump was looking to ban. “When they told me it was the dancing cat video site, you know where the cats dance, I’m all in. If it’s up to me, we’ll never shut down anything that good to show animals dancing, and all the other stuff you do on TikTok,” Graham said in the interview that aired on Thursday. “So I...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham mentioned he urged President Trump to not shut down the favored Chinese language-owned social media app TikTok, as a substitute proposing that an American firm can buy it and take away it from the management of the Chinese language Communist Get together. “So right here’s the deal. If TikTok is saved, you’ll be able to thank me,” the South Carolina Republican mentioned on Snapchat’s “Good Luck America.” Graham mentioned he fielded cellphone calls from individuals, together with retired Gen. David Petraeus and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, voicing issues in regards to the widespread reputation of the app Trump was trying to ban. “After they advised me it was the dancing cat video web site, you recognize the place the cats dance, I’m all in. If it’s as much as me, we’ll by no means shut down something that good to point out animals dancing, and all...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham strongly denounced QAnon, arguing that it is inciting violence. The Republican senator from South Carolina talked about the far-right conspiracy theory that espouses the belief that a group of Satan-worshiping Hollywood elites and Democrats running a child trafficking ring are waging a conflict against President Trump during an interview with Vanity Fair. "Well, QAnon is bats--- crazy," he said. "Crazy stuff. Inspiring people to violence. I think it is a platform that plays off people’s fears, that compels them to do things they normally wouldn’t do. And it’s very much a threat. But there are a lot of websites out there." Graham also noted that he wants to change Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which allows social media companies to be considered a platform, rather than a publisher, to protect them from liability. Trump has already signed an executive order pushing for the Federal Communications...
    A top Senate Republican said he plans to subpoena Bill Priestap, a key leader in the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, after pushback from the former bureau official’s lawyer. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures that he is escalating his effort to interview the FBI's former head of counterintelligence. The senator said he believes Priestap gave misleading information to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 about the reliability of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier. Graham said he expected to interview Priestap last week, but “his lawyer contacted us and put conditions on the interview that are unacceptable.” So, the senator said, “I’m going to subpoena him,” in part, because it was Priestap “who gave the Senate Intel a briefing about the reliability of the subsource in 2018 that basically whitewashed the actual...
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