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What the Old Lindsey Graham Said About Impeachment

“The day Richard Nixon failed to answer that subpoena is the day he was subject to impeachment because he took the power from Congress over the impeachment process away from Congress, and he became the judge and jury.”

— Rep. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on the Senate floor arguing in favor of Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

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Graham: Trump Is Putting the Nation at Risk

“I think he’s putting the nation at risk, and I think he’s putting his presidency at risk. And I hope he will adjust his policies like he did before. That would actually be a sign of real leadership.”

— In an interview with Axios. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) condemned President Trump in his harshest language yet for deciding to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, suggesting Trump is violating his oath of office by allowing Turkey to move in and attack the Kurds.

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Graham Enraged by Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria

“If I’m an Isis fighter, I’ve got a second lease on life. So to those who think ISIS has been defeated, you will soon see.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is enraged over President Trump’s decision to abandon U.S. allies in northern Syria and took the rare step of challenging the president on Twitter and in a phone call to Fox News, calling it a “disaster in the making.”

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Lindsey Graham Does His Trump Impersonation

“‘Uh, hey pal, you know, you need to like, go after the Bidens or I ain’t gonna give you any money.’ He’d be really, like, thuggish about it.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), when asked by the Boston Globe to describe what he thinks would be “an inappropriate quid pro quo scenario” in relation to President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president.

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Graham Sanctions Kushner, Calls for More Russia Sanctions

“I like Jared a lot, but he’s leaving out a big detail. Can you imagine what we would be saying if the Russians or the Iranians hacked into the presidential team of the Republican Party?”

— Sen. Lindsay Graham, a close ally of Donald Trump, calling for more sanctions on Russia and criticized presidential adviser Jared Kushner’s statements downplaying the significance of that country’s interference in the 2016 election, Bloomberg reports.

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Graham Sums Up CIA Kashoggi Briefing

“There’s not a smoking gun, there’s a smoking saw.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham(R-SC), quoted by The Hill after a CIA briefing, referencing Trump administration comments that there is no “smoking gun” linking the Saudi Crown Prince to the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Graham to Introduce Bill Ending Birthright Citizenship

“Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship. I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform – and at the same time – the elimination of birthright citizenship.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), saying he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship after President Trump suggested he could do so through an executive order, The Hill reports.

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Graham Whines About Saudi Betrayal

“I’ve been the leading supporter along with John McCain of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. I feel completely betrayed.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by CNN.

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Graham Says He’s Not Interested in Cabinet Post

“I like him, and I want to help him. I want him to be successful. But I feel I can do more good for the country and help President Trump more effectively by being in the Senate. I’ll help him where I can and say no when I have to.” He added: “I’m going to run again. There you go, you made news. I’m definitely running.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), telling WYFF that he has “zero interest” in joining President Trump’s cabinet.

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Graham Thinks Dems Could Take House by 10 or 12 Seats

“There’s a real likelihood that they not only win the House, but they win it by 10 or 12 more seats than they need.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by the New York Times, on midterm election prospects for Democrats.