Skip to comments.Graham, DeMint face off over foreign aid (RINO Grahamnesty defends $53+ Billion in foreign welfare)
Posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:21 PM PST by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON -- If U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to know why his foreign aid bill has stalled in the Senate, he need only look in the direction of the junior senator from South Carolina.
In an extraordinary clash between Republican senators from the same state, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to postpone consideration this week of a $53.3 billion foreign aid bill, backed by Graham. DeMint demanded the bill be debated by itself and not combined with other spending measures.
I respect and work well with Lindsey, and I share his goal to secure our homeland and advance Americas interests abroad, said DeMint, a Greenville Republican. But I will continue to object to out-of-control spending and insist we have a full debate on every spending bill.
DeMints move was a setback for Graham, the senior Republican on the Senate appropriations foreign ops subcommittee that funds aid to other countries, U.S. embassies and other State Department operations.
Graham, a Seneca Republican, has criticized GOP presidential candidates and other party leaders for what he describes as a growing isolationism that repudiates the muscular foreign policy of President Ronald Reagan.
Increasingly, United States assistance, which accounts for about 1 percent of federal spending, is national-security related, Graham said. The assistance provided in the bill reflects our national-security priorities.
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Go DeMint!!! FULG!!! FUJM!!!
Small wonder that Lindsey “Sailor in EVERY PORT” Graham would object to cutting off his “supply”.
Imagine how different today would have been if DeMint was the Senate Majority Leader !
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DeMint, you d’ man! We’re with you all the way.
Google “Senate Conservatives Fund.” DeMint is the chairman. They raise money to go directly to true conservatives that run for the senate.
Sen. DeMint is the man! Graham is toast as of 2014...Better be looking for a new Gov’t job Lindsey....
Damn, how I wish Jim would throw his hat in the ring.