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  • Lindsey Graham says Trump's Syria statements emboldened ISIS

    01/16/2019 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Zachary Cohen,
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he is concerned President Donald Trump's statements about Syria have emboldened ISIS and called on the President to rethink his decision to withdraw US troops from the country after the terror group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the city of Manbij. Graham, who was a harsh critic of Trump's plans to bring home US troops from Syria when the decision was announced last month, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr to weigh in on the attack. "My concern, by the statements made...
  • MSNBC Anchor Suggests Trump Is Blackmailing Graham Over ‘Extreme’ Secret

    01/16/2019 6:33:04 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/15/2019 | Paul Crookston
    Before Don got elected, Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a racist, xenophobic bigot. Those are Lindsey Graham's words," Jolly said. "I doubt Lindsey Graham could tell you Donald Trump has had a change of heart in the last 24 months, I bet the change of heart has been with Lindsey Graham, not the president." "Or it could be that Donald Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham," Ruhle replied. "We’re gonna have to leave it there." Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition super PAC, explicitly accused Graham on Saturday of letting himself be blackmailed for "some...
  • Trump rejects Graham's call to reopen government

    01/14/2019 9:10:35 AM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 01/14/19 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Asked by reporters about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) suggestion that Trump sign a stopgap spending bill to buy more time for talks, Trump responded, “I did reject it.” “I’m not interested. I want to get it solved. I don’t want to just delay it. I want to get it solved,” he said.
  • The Latest: Graham says Trump isn’t giving in on border wall

    01/13/2019 6:06:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies ^ | 1/13/19 8:14 PM
    <p>10:15 a.m.</p> <p>A Donald Trump ally says the president isn’t giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — the issue that’s led to a partial government shutdown now in its 23rd day.</p> <p>Sen. Lindsey Graham says he encouraged Trump during a telephone conversation Sunday to reopen government for a short period to try to negotiate a deal with Democrats to end the impasse.</p>
  • Lindsey Graham urges Trump to reopen government for 3 weeks before declaring a national emergency

    01/13/2019 4:12:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 09:59 AM | Naomi Lim
    President Trump should reopen the federal government for three weeks before declaring a national emergency, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham. "Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option, and I think we're almost there, I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal," the South Carolina Republican said during an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off, see if you can do it by himself through the...
  • Lindsey Graham Has Harsh Words For Dems Who Might Make Next SCOTUS Confirmation Ugly

    01/13/2019 12:08:28 PM PST · by rktman · 72 replies ^ | 1/13/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham had harsh words on Sunday for Democrats who might balk at potential replacements for any upcoming Supreme Court vacancies. “They should have thought of that before they changed the rules,” he said.
  • Lindsey Graham calls for Trump to use emergency powers to fund border wall

    01/10/2019 3:50:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 10. 2019 | Eli Watkins,
    South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a statement Thursday calling for President Donald Trump to invoke national emergency powers to fund his border wall. "Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi's refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier -- even if the government were to be reopened -- virtually ends the congressional path to funding for a border wall/barrier," Graham said in a statement. "It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier."
  • Lindsey Graham Trying To Put Together Last-Ditch Deal To End Shutdown (Spell: A-M-N-E-S-T-Y?)

    01/10/2019 9:25:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2019 | Allahpundit
    Does the deal involve a word that begins with “A” and ends with “mnesty”? No ending to an Ann-Coulter-led push for a big fight over the wall would be more ironic than Trump agreeing to amnestize a few millions DREAMers to resolve it.Also, does POTUS realize that the entire reason Graham has been so gung ho on fighting for the wall lately is because he hoped/expected it would lead to a DREAM deal? I know you know that because you’ve been following immigration politics and Graham’s squishy role in it for years. I’m asking if Trump knows. Graham, I...
  • Incoming Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham: ‘I’m Going to do a Deep Dive on FISA Abuse’ (VIDEO)

    01/09/2019 6:07:33 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/9/2019 | Christina Laila
    Incoming Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) met with Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Bill Barr on Wednesday as the Committee prepares for the confirmation hearings scheduled for next week. Graham said Bill Barr has a high opinion of outgoing DAG Rod Rosenstein and King Robert Mueller, both criminals who have been trying to remove President Trump from office. Reporters asked Senator Graham if he was going to investigate FISA abuses which involve Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Will you investigate surveillance abuse allegations, including those involving the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?” a reporter asked Lindsey Graham. “Yeah, I...
  • Trump giving in on wall funding ‘probably the end of his presidency,’ SC’s Graham says

    01/03/2019 12:56:50 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 39 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | Teddy Kulmala
    If President Donald Trump reneges on his demand for funding for his border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, it will likely spell “the end of his presidency,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday on Fox News.
  • Graham says 'I feel pretty good' about Syria after lunch with Trump

    12/30/2018 3:54:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | December 30, 2018 | Greg Re, Samuel Champerlain
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters Sunday that "I feel pretty good about where we're headed" in Syria after suggesting that President Trump is "reconsidering" the planned pullout which had drawn bipartisan criticism and forced the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis. Graham emerged from the White House after a two-hour lunch with Trump and said the president "told me some things I didn't know that make me feel a lot better about where we're headed in Syria." "He promised to destroy ISIS. He's going to keep that promise," Graham said of Trump. "We're not there yet. But as I...
  • Graham: Trump 'open-minded' to wedding border funding to DACA protections

    12/30/2018 1:58:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Trump is "open-minded" but non-committal about a potential deal that would include border security funding and offer protections for young immigrants that he has floated to resolve the ongoing government shutdown. Graham said Trump remained adamant that any agreement must include money for the president's desired wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Graham told reporters outside the White House that he spoke with Trump about a possible arrangement that would include $5 billion for border security, renewable work permits for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and visas for...
  • Graham backs Trump's border wall demand: 'Dig in!'

    12/21/2018 1:04:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Trump’s most vocal allies on Capitol Hill, endorsed the White House demand for $5 billion in border wall funding in order to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday at midnight. “It’s right to fight for wall funding. The House-passed bill is reasonable. Let’s Dig in!” Graham tweeted, referring to the House measure that includes $5.7 billion in wall funding. That legislation is unlikely to pass the Senate. The South Carolina Republican was echoing remarks he made earlier this month. “He needs to dig in and get the very Democrats who voted for...
  • Trump hits back at Graham over Syria criticism

    12/20/2018 10:51:20 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 20, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump hit back Thursday at GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, his normally reliable ally, for opposing his decision to pull US troops out of Syria. “So hard to believe that Lindsey Graham would be against saving soldier lives & billions of $$$,” the president said in a tweet. “Why are we fighting for our enemy, Syria, by staying & killing ISIS for them, Russia, Iran & other locals? Time to focus on our Country & bring our youth back home where they belong!” he added.
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Obama-Like Move’ for Trump to Withdraw Troops from Syria

    12/19/2018 2:22:25 PM PST · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Dec 2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria is an “Obama-like move.” Graham said, “In my view, ISIS is not defeated in Syria and Iraq. If you are tired of fighting radical Islam, I understand it. They are not tired of fighting you, and if you don’t get that you are making a huge mistake.”
  • Trump should 'dig in,' not 'give in' when it comes to border wall, Lindsey Graham says

    12/09/2018 5:32:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matthew Kazin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that President Trump should not give in when it comes to the spending battle with Democrats over funding for the wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. “I’d want the whole five billion [dollars] because the caravan is a game-changer,” Graham, R-S.C., told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “One point six [billion dollars] is available to the president. He wants five. And after the caravan if you don't see the need for additional border security, you're just not paying much attention. So, Mr. President, dig in, do not give in when it comes to the...
  • Lindsey Graham slams Ocasio-Cortez for comparing migrants to Jews fleeing Nazis

    11/27/2018 6:52:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 11/26/2018 | Ben Feuerherd
    Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed newly elected New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for comparing Central American asylum seekers in the migrant caravan to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during WWII. “I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC,” Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, tweeted Monday. “Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana.” Graham was responding to a tweet sent by Ocasio-Cortez, in which she compared previous refugee groups — including Jews during WWII — to the current migrants fleeing Central America. “Asking to be considered a refugee & applying...
  • Graham backs bill to protect Mueller

    11/13/2018 7:31:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he would support a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. “I would certainly vote for it,” he told reporters, according to Reuters. “I don’t see any movement to get rid of Mueller. But it probably would be good to have this legislation in place just for the future.” Graham co-sponsored a bill to protect the Mueller investigation in April 2018 that would codify Department of Justice regulations that say only a senior official can fire Mueller or another special counsel. The special counsel is examining ties between President Trump's campaign and...
  • Lindsey Graham Wants Rick Scott in Senate GOP Meetings Ahead of Recount Deadline

    11/12/2018 10:49:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Rollcall ^ | November 10, ,2018 | Niels Lesniewski
    ... Sen. Lindsey Graham said that Florida Gov. Rick Scott should make plans to come up to D.C. to participate in next week’s Senate Republican Conference meetings. That includes the leadership elections for the 116th Congress, which are scheduled for Wednesday morning. “If I were Rick, I would come up and participate, absolutely. You know, once the vote total is sent to the secretary of state and he has a 13,500 vote or whatever it is lead, yes I would participate,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said. “If the recount goes, the recount goes.” “I’m no Florida law voting expert,...
  • Grassley to make chairmanship decision after meeting with colleagues next week

    11/08/2018 5:31:43 PM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/2018 | Naomi Jagota
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) plans to make a decision about which committee chairmanship he wants to hold next year after discussing the matter with his Senate colleagues next week, a spokesman for the senator said Wednesday. Grassley is currently the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But with the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the Finance Committee chairmanship is open and Grassley has seniority on the panel. "Regarding Sen. Grassley’s chairmanship next Congress, Sen. Grassley will consult with his colleagues when the Senate returns next week and will then announce his decision," Grassley spokesman Michael Zona said. The Finance...