Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

Verbatim

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.

Verbatim

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).

Verbatim

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.

Verbatim

Graham Wants Candidate Tax Returns — in 2020

I think that prospectively what I’ll do is, any candidate running in 2020 needs to release their tax returns. You just make it a law.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), saying he wants all presidential candidates to be required by law to release their tax returns, starting in 2020, Politico reports. He then explained that the law would apply to Trump, “if he’s a candidate for president” in 2020.

Verbatim

Graham Calls on Trump to Come Clean on Illegal Voter Lies

So I am begging the president, share with us the information you have about this or please stop saying it. As a matter of fact, I’d like you do more than stop saying it, I’d like you to come forward and say, ‘Having looked at it, I am confident the election was fair and accurate and people who voted voted legally.’ ‘Cause if he doesn’t do that, this is going to undermine his ability to govern this country.

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

Verbatim

Graham ‘Apologizes’ to Cruz

I want to apologize to Ted for saying he should be killed on the Senate floor.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by The Hill, in a joint interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Verbatim

Lindsey Graham Must Really Hate the Justices: Cruz for SCOTUS

I’m here to tell my Democratic colleagues that I voted for Obama’s nominees. I expect them to give Trump’s nominees a fair shake. He won this election. He will pick a conservative. I would put Ted Cruz on that list… There are some really strong people in there. And there is no stronger constitutional conservative than Ted Cruz.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham, telling WYFF that President-elect Donald Trump should nominate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to the Supreme Court.

Verbatim

Graham Credits Trump for Historic Hispanic Vote

The story of this election may be the mobilization of the Hispanic vote. So Trump deserves the award for Hispanic turnout. He did more to get them out than any Democrat has ever done.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by the New York Times.

Verbatim

Graham ‘Unnerved’ by Trump’s Support of Putin

Other than destroying every instrument of democracy in his own country, having opposition people killed, dismembering neighbors through military force and being the benefactor of the butcher of Damascus, he’s a good guy. This calculation by Trump unnerves me to my core.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham, quoted by Washington Post, on Donald Trump’s embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Verbatim

Graham Is Worried About GOP

I have never been more worried about the Republican Party breaking apart than I am today.

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