Lindsey Graham Articles


Lawmakers: Treat Suspect as 'Enemy Combatant'

11:24 AM, Apr 20, 2013

In a joint statement, four lawmakers urge President Obama to treat the Boston bombing suspect picked up last night in Watertown, Mass. as an “enemy combatant.” Here’s the joint statement, signed by Rep. Peter King, Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham:

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Stop Sequestration Now

11:03 AM, Feb 26, 2013

The New York Times reported Monday that congressional Republicans were split on the coming defense budget sequestration, with many in the GOP suggesting the cuts ought to go through because "fiscal questions trump defense" Now, more than 70 foreign policy experts, including prominent Republicans and Democrats, have signed a letter drafted by the Foreign Policy Initiative that urges congressional leaders to act and stop the sequestration.

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Senator to Hagel: Open Your Archive

6:16 PM, Feb 22, 2013

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has written a letter to Chuck Hagel to ask that he open his Senate archive at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Graham, who also asks Hagel to authorize the release of past speeches organized by the Washington Speakers Bureau, believes interested parties should have access to the former Nebraska senator's record. 

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Graham: A National I.D. Card ‘Is the Public’s Way of Contributing’

10:51 AM, Feb 21, 2013

Having profoundly failed to enforce federal immigration law for the past several decades, the federal government is now angling to use the immigration debate as a means to accentuate its own power.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), among others, supports a national biometric I.D. card, calling it “the public’s way of contributing to solving the problem” of illegal immigration.

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Graham to Hagel: Did You Say Israel Risked Becoming an Apartheid State?

2:48 PM, Feb 20, 2013

South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has just sent a letter to Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel. Graham asks if, at a 2010 appearance at Rutgers University, Hagel said Israel "was risking becoming an apartheid state."

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Dempsey 'Surprised' Hillary Didn't Know About Cable from Benghazi Consulate

12:35 PM, Feb 07, 2013

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared to be unaware that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified that she did not see a cable from Ambassador Christopher Stevens in August of 2012 in which the late ambassador warned the consulate in Benghazi was not safe from attack. Republican senator Lindsey Graham asked Dempsey about Clinton's testimony.

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No Military Assets Were Deployed to Defend Benghazi Consulate

12:26 PM, Feb 07, 2013

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admitted in a Senate hearing Thursday that no military assets, individual soldiers or aircraft, sent in response to the September 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Watch the video below:

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Senator to Block DefSec Nominee Until Panetta Testifies on Benghazi

"Hillary Clinton got away with murder."
7:56 AM, Jan 29, 2013

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina pledged last night on Fox News to block President Obama's secretary of defense nominee, Chuck Hagel, until Leon Panetta testifies on the Benghazi terror attack:

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Graham: Hagel 'Would Be the Most Antagonistic Secretary of Defense Towards the State of Israel in Our Nation's History'

9:47 AM, Jan 06, 2013

South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham explains his concern over Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense:

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Graham: Hagel Has 'Very Little Republican Support'

3:45 PM, Dec 30, 2012

Senator Lindsey Graham said on Fox today that Chuck Hagel has "very little Republican support" to be the next secretary of defense:

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Senate Republicans May Oppose Hagel SecDef Nomination

4:54 PM, Dec 18, 2012

Senate Republicans signaled Tuesday afternoon that they may put up a fight if Barack Obama nominates former Nebraska Republican senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

Asked about Hagel’s 2008 statement that the “Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people here [in Washington, D.C.],” South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham said Hagel will “have to answer for that comment” if he is nominated. 

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'Defend and Reform: The Future of America's Defense Spending'

12:05 PM, Dec 11, 2012

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Senators Blast Rice After Meeting with Her

11:39 AM, Nov 27, 2012

Three U.S. senators blasted Susan Rice after meeting with her on Capitol Hill. The meeting centered around the Benghazi terrorist attack--and Rice's public statements following the attack.

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Graham on Benghazi: 'A National Security Breakdown'

2:30 PM, Oct 21, 2012

Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Dick Durbin of Illinois debated foreign policy on Fox News Sunday. Graham, a Republican, argued that the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a "national security breakdown."

"I am totally convinced this is going to go down in history as one of the most major breakdowns of national security in a very long time," Grahama said. "It's Exhibit A of a failed national security strategy." Watch the video below:

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Senators Concerned About Assad Reportedly Transferring Chemical Weapons

3:42 PM, Jul 13, 2012

Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham released the following statement on Syria:

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Who’s Really to Blame for the Withdrawal from Iraq?

4:31 PM, Nov 16, 2011

Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey on Iraqi security issues in light of the fact that, come January, there will be virtually no U.S. troops stationed there. In what can only be described as a first-rate senatorial butt kicking, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took apart the two administration witnesses’ effort to explain why, after so much blood and treasure has been expended in creating a democratic Iraq, we’re now left with zero combat forces in country.

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Graham: 'I Would Argue Iraq and Afghanistan Is Being Run Out of Chicago'

7:08 AM, Oct 24, 2011

Is America's war policy being made in order to further the national interest, or is it purely political? According to South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, it's the latter.

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Lindsey Graham 'Disappointed' with Perry

3:11 PM, Sep 13, 2011

Josh Rogin reports that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham is "disappointed" with Texas governor Rick Perry's position on the war in Afghanistan.

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Durbin: Some Political Rhetoric Creates Climate for Discimination Against Muslims

11:33 AM, Mar 29, 2011

Illinois senator Dick Durbin opened his Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing this morning on civil rights for Muslims by quoting George Washington. "In this land of equal liberty, it is our boast that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the laws," Durbin said, making it clear that this is the principle he's aiming to uphold today, as he tries to tackle concerns about how Muslim Americans are treated in this country. But his main focus was placed on rhetoric, not civil rights abuses, toward Muslims.

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