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  • Pence to help Lindsey Graham kickoff S. Carolina re-election

    03/18/2019 5:32:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    MSN /AP ^ | March 18, 2019
    Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term. Graham's campaign says Pence will be with Graham at events in Myrtle Beach and Greenville on March 30. In a release, Graham praised Pence as "a strong ally and close friend." The 63-year-old senator has often fielded challenges from the right in his previous re-election campaigns, subject to criticism that he's been too willing to work with Democrats to accurately represent conservative South Carolinians.
  • Graham's embrace of Trump puts re-election ahead of principle

    03/18/2019 10:44:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2019 | Lauren Fox
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is stuck once again between a President whose support he needs to win re-election and his lifelong friendship with the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, who encouraged all to put country first. But time and political necessity have softened Graham's public grievances with President Donald Trump. The presidential embrace has been months in the making. Beginning with golf outings with Trump, Graham now frequently takes calls from the President. In recent months, the South Carolinian has become a close Trump confidant on Capitol Hill, an alliance that has afforded him broad influence over the GOP conference...
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...

    03/16/2019 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 144 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/16/19 | Senator Graham
    Senator Graham speaks to the Senate and is introducing a resolution to ask a Special Counsel re: the FISA warrant and all that is related to that crime.
  • Syria blasts Senator Graham over comment on Golan

    03/15/2019 6:00:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/3/19 | Elad Benari
    The Syrian government on Tuesday condemned a statement by US senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who said that the Golan Heights should remain "forever" under the control of Israel, AFP reports. Graham, a Washington ally of President Donald Trump and a strong backer of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, toured the Golan Heights with Netanyahu on Monday. He said the idea of the strategic plateau going to any party other than Israel was "off the table", vowing to work to have the United States recognize the Golan as part of Israel "now and forever". A Syrian foreign ministry source on Tuesday condemned...
  • Lindsey Graham: Democrats, GOP Can ‘Come Together’ for Gun Confiscation Law

    03/09/2019 4:30:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09 March 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says firearm confiscation laws portend a way that Democrats and Republicans can “come together.” CNN reported that Graham has long supported red flag laws, which allow a court to issue firearm confiscation orders for individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others. House Democrats have already passed legislation during this Congress to criminalize private gun sales and extend the instant background check for firearm purchases. They are now pressing for $50 million in annual funding to bring academia into the gun control push. The Democrats have also been vocal in their support for...
  • Lindsey Graham calls on new champion in FISA abuse investigation

    03/07/2019 6:40:14 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/7/2019 | daniel Chaitin
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reignited the investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse on Thursday, demanding from the Justice Department a wide array of documentation related to the surveillance of Carter Page and other members of the 2016 Trump campaign. The latest salvo in a long-running fight for access to documents, the GOP-led, bicameral effort was weakened when the Democrats ensnared control of the House with no intention of continuing the hunt. But Republican leaders see new hope in new Attorney General William Barr. In a letter addressed to Barr, who took over the DOJ last...
  • Senator Graham Presents Two Ways to Fix the Crisis at the Border

    03/06/2019 9:20:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies ^ | March 6, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security released new numbers showing 76,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border into the United States in February, a significant increase from the 58,000 individuals who crossed in January. Today Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is holding a hearing about the problem. "Contrary to what some political opponents and media outlets claim the situation at our southern border is dangerous and growing worse. It’s not a hoax. It’s not a manufactured crisis. It’s not a cable television ploy. It is real. It is serious. It is a threat. And it poses a direct...
  • Graham praises Trump for Kavanaugh and North Korea progress

    03/01/2019 6:57:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2019
    During CPAC on Feb. 28, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) thanked President Trump for nominating Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and having his "back."
  • Graham at CPAC: Trump and I did not start off well but now 'I like him and he likes him

    03/01/2019 6:28:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/28/2019 | Katie Bernard
    CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham joked about the rocky start to his relationship with President Donald Trump in a speech Thursday. "So President Trump and I did not start off well," the South Carolina Republican said at the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington. "I remember being there the night he got elected and he said, 'Hey, Lindsey, I don't have your phone number,' and I said, 'There's a reason for that.' " Graham was a primary opponent of Trump's in 2016 and one of Trump's harshest critics within the GOP leading up to, and immediately after, the 2016 election.
  • Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

    02/24/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is set to escalate a long simmering fight over President Trump's judicial nominees. Republicans are poised to confirm a pick for the influential circuit courts next week without the support of either of the nominee's home-state senators—a first for the Trump era. Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Trump’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening. “The judicial train is running in the committee and it will soon hit the floor,”...
  • Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    02/22/2019 9:58:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted on Friday that a "handful" of Republicans will back a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "A handful. …[But] there will be enough to sustain a veto," Graham told Fox News , asked how many Republicans would vote with Democrats in the Senate. Graham didn't offer a specific number for how many of his Republican colleagues he thinks will back the resolution. He said that he would "absolutely not" vote for the Democrat-led resolution, adding that he is "100 percent with the president." Graham, who has emerged as...
  • Lindsey Graham Issues Warning to Rod Rosenstein – I Will Not Hesitate To Subpoena You

    02/17/2019 1:20:36 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 26 replies
    Full Interview From This Morning — Short Highlight Clips Are Below Graham will hold hearing on McCabe’s ‘beyond stunning’ 25th Amendment comments Warning to Rod Rosenstein – I Will Subpoena You Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowed Sunday to investigate alleged discussions at the Department of Justice about invoking the 25th Amendment as a way to oust President Trump from office and threatened to subpoena former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe if he refused to testify on the matter before the Senate. “We’re going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to...
  • McCabe's shocking claims prove the bloodless coup rolls on

    02/17/2019 12:13:36 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/17/19 | Francey Hakes
    Disgraced former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe has provided clear evidence that in 2017 a small cabal of high-level officials inside the Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed whether to attempt to remove the duly-elected president of the United States. McCabe claims that he and others at the top of the FBI and DOJ held multiple discussions about invoking the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to declare President Trump unfit for office and install the vice president in his place. Is this proof that a rolling bloodless coup really existed within the government? McCabe himself previously provided false information to the DOJ, for...
  • Graham calls McCabe comments 'beyond stunning' as he threatens to subpoena former FBI chief

    02/17/2019 10:20:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 17, 2109 | Andrea O'Reilly
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowed Sunday to investigate alleged discussions at the Department of Justice about invoking the 25th Amendment as a way to oust President Trump from office and threatened to subpoena former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe if he refused to testify on the matter before the Senate. "We're going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to call the people in under oath and find out, through questioning, who's telling the truth because the underlying accusation is beyond stunning," Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said...
  • Lindsey Graham floats McCabe, Rosenstein subpoenas: 'How can I not, if that's what it takes?'

    02/17/2019 10:03:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/19 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested he would subpoena former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCade and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if necessary in order to get to the bottom of purported discussions at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to try to remove President Trump from office. “How can I not, if that’s what it takes?” Mr. Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We’re going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to call the people...
  • Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

    02/03/2019 5:49:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | February 4, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of “endless wars” in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired Sunday. But he said they would stay in Iraq to watch Iran. Trump cited the high cost in blood and money after years of fighting in Afghanistan, in arguing for a US withdrawal from the place where the 9/11 attacks were hatched. “It’s time,” he said in the interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And we’ll see what happens with the Taliban. They want peace. They’re tired. Everybody’s tired.” Trump’s comments...
  • Graham: The Force Used by the FBI to Arrest Roger Stone Sure Seems Excessive

    01/31/2019 9:16:20 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 55 replies ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Newly minted Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray Wednesday evening with questions about the raid on Roger Stone. In the early morning hours nearly a week ago, 29 armed FBI agents were sent to Stone's Florida home to conduct his arrest. 1. Why was it necessary to arrest Mr. Stone at his home in the early morning hours, rather than working through his attorneys to permit him to surrender voluntarily? 2. Was the manner of Mr. Stone's arrest consistent with the arrests of, and procedures for the arrests of, similarly charged individuals?...
  • Scoop: Trump mused about "military option" in Venezuela with Graham

    01/28/2019 7:39:43 AM PST · by Candor7 · 122 replies
    Axios ^ | 27 January 2019 | Jonathan Swan
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told me that as recently as a couple of weeks ago Trump mused to him about the possibility of using military force in Venezuela, where the U.S. government is currently pushing for regime change using diplomatic and economic pressures. What happened: Graham, recalling his conversation with Trump, said: "He [Trump] said, 'What do you think about using military force?' and I said, 'Well, you need to go slow on that, that could be problematic.' And he said, 'Well, I'm surprised, you want to invade everybody.'" Graham laughed. "And I said, 'I don't want to invade everybody,...
  • Graham: This is what lies ahead for Democrats if they don’t deal with POTUS on wall funding

    01/26/2019 11:45:38 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 49 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/26/19 | USA Features
    While Democrats viewed President Donald Trump’s agreement to a deal reopening the shuttered portion of the federal government for three weeks and conservatives panned it as a “cave” to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), POTUS ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) noted that what happens next for a key immigrant demographic is now in the hands of the Donkey Party. In an interview with Fox News following POTUS Trump’s Friday announcement, Graham said that whether or not a long-term and permanent legislative solution for DACA and TPS recipients was now up to Democrats. “The best...