54 Facts About Lindsey Graham

1. Lindsey Graham directly in line to become the next Judiciary Committee chairman.

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2. Lindsey Graham poised to lead Judiciary panel after Grassley steps down.

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3. Lindsey Graham is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, giving him both influence and exposure—and a new, politically risky stature as a Democratic target.

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4. Lindsey Graham poised to become judiciary panel chairman—and a big Democratic target.

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5. Lindsey Graham wants to make oversight of the Department of Justice and the FBI a top priority if he takes the helm of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress.

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6. Lindsey Graham is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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7. Lindsey Graham speaks with FOX News about his meeting with acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, saying that he has no reason to think the Mueller investigation will be stopped or interfered with.

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8. Lindsey Graham told The Washington Post he had met with Whitaker on Thursday.

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9. Lindsey Graham is poised to take over as chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee.

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10. Senator Lindsey Graham said this week the obvious while appearing on Hannity on Fox News, "There's nothing Democrats won't do to win.

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11. Lindsey Graham says Matthew Whitaker doesn't need to recuse himself from Robert Mueller probe.

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12. Lindsey Graham confident there will be 'no political influence' put on Mueller by Whitaker.

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13. Lindsey Graham tells @FaceTheNation he doesn't think Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker needs to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe he has criticized: "I am confident that.

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14. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he doesn't think new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has to recuse himself from the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

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15. Lindsey Graham added that he believes the president will appoint a permanent attorney general "early.

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16. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't think Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker should recuse himself in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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17. Lindsey Graham says acting attorney general doesn't have to recuse himself in Russia probe.

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18. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he will investigate how the FBI handled the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and Hillary Clinton's email controversy if he.

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19. Lindsey Graham says he 'totally' will investigate the FBI's handling of Russia and Clinton probes.

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20. Lindsey Graham said he would support legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's job, after Democrats said they would step up their effort to shield the Russia investigation in light of the appointment of a new acting attorney.

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21. Lindsey Graham says he supports bill to protect Robert Mueller.

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22. Lindsey Graham currently lives in Seneca, South Carolina, and is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.

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23. On December 21, 2015, Lindsey Graham suspended his presidential campaign, due to lack of support and polling poorly, and, on January 15, 2016, endorsed former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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24. In July 2015, Lindsey Graham called Republican candidate and frontrunner Donald Trump a "jackass" during an interview on CNN.

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25. In 2016, several news stories reported that Lindsey Graham was the only Republican to receive political contributions from the Boston-based trial lawyer firm, Thornton Law Firm.

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26. In May 2015, Senator Lindsey Graham said: "If I am President of the United States and you are thinking about joining al-Qaeda or ISIS, I am not going to call a judge.

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27. On February 28, 2013, Lindsey Graham criticized President Obama and both political parties on the Senate floor for allowing the budget reduction to occur with "two-thirds of the budget" exempt from reductions and said the impact on the Department of Defense would create a "hollow military" that "invites aggression".

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28. Lindsey Graham is a strong, unapologetic supporter of Israel, and threatened to derail the confirmation of President Obama's nomination for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, remarking that Hagel "would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of Israel in our nation's history.

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29. Lindsey Graham said: "We want to have a relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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30. In August 2011, Lindsey Graham co-sponsored with Senator Jeanne Shaheen Senate Resolution 175, wherewith he contended that "Russia's invasion of Georgian land in 2008 was an act of aggression, not only to Georgia but to all new democracies.

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31. Lindsey Graham told reporters in June 2010 that "The science about global warming has changed.

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32. On December 10, 2009, Lindsey Graham co-sponsored a letter to President Barack Obama along with then Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman announcing their commitment to passing a climate change bill and outlining its framework.

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33. In 2015, Lindsey Graham sponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the Senate, which bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation on a national basis, with some exceptions.

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34. Lindsey Graham criticized fellow Senator Rand Paul, after Paul stated "I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.

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35. Lindsey Graham opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation; he voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in December 2009, and he voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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36. On June 23, 2013, Lindsey Graham said that the Senate was close to obtaining 70 votes to pass the reform package.

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37. On January 28, 2013, Lindsey Graham was a member of a bi-partisan group of eight Senators which announced principles for comprehensive immigration reform.

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38. Lindsey Graham alleged that "Half the children born in hospitals on our borders are the children of illegal immigrants.

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39. In early 2010, Lindsey Graham began working with Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer on immigration reform.

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40. Lindsey Graham has said he amended the Department of Defense Authorization Act in order to give military lawyers, as opposed to politically appointed lawyers, a more independent role in the oversight of military commanders.

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41. In July 2005, Lindsey Graham secured the declassification and release of memoranda outlining concerns made by senior military lawyers as early as 2003 about the legality of the interrogations of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

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42. On May 23, 2005, Lindsey Graham was one of the so-called Gang of 14 senators to forge a compromise that brought a halt to the continued blockage of an up-or-down vote on judicial nominees.

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43. For his part, Lindsey Graham has criticized and confronted the Tea Party, arguing for a more inclusive Republican Party.

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44. Lindsey Graham has been referred to by Tea Party opponents as a "moderate Republican".

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45. Lindsey Graham is a member of the board of directors of the International Republican Institute.

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46. In the primary, held on June 10, 2014, Lindsey Graham won with 178,833 votes.

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47. In 1996, Lindsey Graham voted for the Defense of Marriage Act.

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48. In 1992, Lindsey Graham was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 2nd district, located in Oconee County.

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49. In 2015, Lindsey Graham retired from the Air Force with over 33 total years of service, after reaching the statutory retirement age of 60 for his rank.

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50. In 2014, Lindsey Graham received a Bronze Star medal for serving on the task force that oversaw the detention of military prisoners.

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51. In 2007, Lindsey Graham served in Iraq as a reservist on active duty for a short period in April and for two weeks in August, where he worked on detainee and rule-of-law issues.

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52. Lindsey Graham responded: "I have not told anybody I'm a combatant.

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53. Since the election, Lindsey Graham has reversed his stance on Trump and has become a staunch ally of the President, often issuing public statements in his defense.

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54. Lindsey Graham was re-elected to a second term in 2008, defeating Bob Conley.

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