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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.

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Durbin Recalls ‘Offal Office’ Meeting

“After Lindsey and I left the room and got in the car together to come back to Capitol Hill, it was silence in the car. We had just witnessed something that neither one of us ever expected.”

— Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), quoted by the New York Times, on the Oval Office meeting where President Trump referred to “shithole” countries.

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Graham Says One in Three Chance Trump Will Attack North Korea

30%

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told The Atlantic that there’s a 30% chance that President Trump initiates war against North Korea. Said Graham: “I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option.” He added that if the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb — “I would say 70 percent.”

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Graham: Wealthcare Failed Because of Idea

“The bottom line is we didn’t fail because we didn’t have enough time. We failed because we were not ready to solve the problem, and we didn’t have the right idea.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, on the GOP’s failed effort to repeal Obamacare.

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Graham Equates Nunes to Inspector Clouseau

“The problem that he’s created is he’s gone off on a lark by himself, sort of an Inspector Clouseau investigation.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA).

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Lindsey Graham Is Either ‘Worried’ of ‘Very Worried’

I’m very worried that our president is suggesting the former president has done something illegal. I’d be very worried if in fact the Obama administration was able to obtain a warrant lawfully about Trump campaign activity with foreign governments. It’s my job as United States senator to get to the bottom of this.

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