October 29th, 2013
06:56 PM ET
9 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham: White House said take a hike, when asked for Benghazi access

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham is doubling down on his promise to filibuster any White House nominees until he gets answers on Benghazi.

When the South Carolina Republican has asked for survivors of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission to be interviewed by Congress, the response, he said, was "take a hike."

The refusal to make the survivors available is "an unacceptable way for the Obama administration to behave," Graham told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Senate
October 28th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama nominees could be slowed over Benghazi concerns

Sen. Lindsey Graham will appear on "CNN's The Situation Room" Tuesday at 5pm

(CNN) - A top critic of the U.S. response to the terror attack on the Benghazi diplomatic compound said Monday that he would block all Obama administration nominees before the Senate until survivors of the deadly assault testify before Congress.

"I think the story was about the fact that our guys died in a different way than explained by the administration," Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News on Monday following a dramatic CBS "60 Minutes" interview with a man described as a British security officer who witnessed last year's attack.
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Obama administration • Senate
Graham: 'Where the hell is the commander in chief?'
October 2nd, 2013
12:37 PM ET
10 months ago

Graham: 'Where the hell is the commander in chief?'

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham grew furious Wednesday after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate committee the government shutdown "seriously damages" national security.

The South Carolina Republican blasted his fellow members of Congress for failing to reach a deal to end the shutdown, but he took particular aim at President Barack Obama.

"I think it's irresponsible for all of us to let it continue," he said. "But where the hell is the commander in chief?"
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Lindsey Graham • Senate
September 24th, 2013
08:16 PM ET
10 months ago

Bernie Sanders: Obamacare is a ‘good Republican program’

Washington (CNN) – Noted Senate liberal Bernie Sanders stood in support of Obamacare Tuesday even while saying the bill doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, reiterated his support of a universal single-payer Medicare for all, inspired by health care programs in Europe. On CNN’s Crossfire, he called the Affordable Care Act that Congress passed in 2010 a “good Republican program,” referring to the Massachusetts program introduced by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that served as the blueprint for what has come to be known as Obamacare.
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Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Lindsey Graham
McCain, Graham blast proposed Syria solution
September 14th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
10 months ago

McCain, Graham blast proposed Syria solution

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham continued their all-out verbal assault on the Obama administration's handling of the Syria crisis, disparaging Saturday's U.S.-Russian agreement as "morally and strategically indefensible."

"It requires a willful suspension of disbelief to see this agreement as anything other than the start of a diplomatic blind alley," the senators said in a joint statement, "and the Obama administration is being led into it by Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin."

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Filed under: John Kerry • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Obama administration • President Obama • Russia • Syria
September 3rd, 2013
10:16 AM ET
11 months ago

McCain, Graham issue tough warnings on Syria dilemma

(CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain, who met with President Barack Obama on Monday, said the president would "seriously consider" sending weapons to the rebel forces in Syria on top of a military strike against the country's regime.

"That means providing them not only weapons but the kind of weapons they need: anti-armor and anti-air. AK-47s don't do very well against tanks, so we discussed that and that that would be a course of action that the president would seriously consider, I guess is the best way to describe it," the Arizona Republican said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Syria
Who can beat Lindsey Graham?
August 30th, 2013
02:54 PM ET
11 months ago

Who can beat Lindsey Graham?

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Since the elections of 2010, when a tide of grassroots fervor swept through the state and vaulted a bumper crop of fresh-faced conservative leaders into office, South Carolina's Republican political establishment has been drastically reshaped.

The state's governor, Nikki Haley, is a 41-year -old Indian-American. Tim Scott is the first African-American to represent the state in the United States Senate.

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Filed under: Lindsey Graham
U.S. senators McCain, Graham to arrive in Egypt during political stalemate
August 5th, 2013
07:35 AM ET
12 months ago

U.S. senators McCain, Graham to arrive in Egypt during political stalemate

Cairo (CNN) - In an attempt to break through the political impasse in Egypt, U.S. senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham are expected to arrive in Cairo on Monday to meet with Egypt's interim leaders.

The two Republican senators will meet with interim President Adly Mansour, Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, said Egyptian foreign affairs spokesman Badr Abdelatty.

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Filed under: Egypt • John McCain • Lindsey Graham
August 4th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
12 months ago

Responding to new challenger, Graham vows to be like Ronald Reagan

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who's up for election to a third term next year, talked about his conservative credentials Sunday, one day after he got another challenger from the right in the 2014 Republican primary for his seat.

"I will continue to be Lindsey Graham, a solid fiscal and social conservative who wants to solve problems. I think that's the future of the Republican Party," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • South Carolina • TV-State of the Union
August 4th, 2013
10:05 AM ET
12 months ago

Graham praises Obama administration; trip to Egypt still on

(CNN) – One of President Barack Obama’s most vocal critics in the Senate said Sunday that he approves of how the administration is handling the recent terror threats.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, also said he plans to continue his trip to Egypt with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain, despite a United States global travel alert amid fears that al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks
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