Tag: Lindsey Graham

Why Is Lindsey Graham Chaperoning Herschel Walker’s Interviews?

After an NYPD officer killed Eric Garner, Jeffries was one of the loudest voices on the Hill calling for an investigation. In 2015, Jeffries introduced a bill to make the use of a chokehold illegal under federal law. In 2018, Jeffries’s co-authored First Step Act passed, prompting the development of education, vocational, and mental health […]

Read More

The Supreme Court Isn’t Interested in Blocking the January 6 Investigations

Graham filed a lawsuit to block the subpoena, citing the Constitution’s speech and debate clause. The clause generally says, among other things, that members of Congress “shall not be questioned in any other Place” for what they say in an official capacity. Graham argued that he was protected from the grand jury’s questioning because he […]

Read More

Lindsey Graham Still Thinks Electing Herschel Walker Will Make Children Of Color Want To Be Republicans

NewsOne Featured Video South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker in Kennesaw, Georgia, on November 7, 2022. | Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is undoubtedly the most annoying type of racist. One couldn’t even say that he’s out of touch with non-white […]

Read More

Not Even Trump’s Right-Leaning Supreme Court Are Going To Allow Lindsey Graham To Weasel Out Of His Georgia Subpoena

The Supreme Court shaped by former president Donald Trump has proven itself to be a destructive force, decimating Roe v. Wade and much else besides. But every now and then they unpredictably do the right thing. For instance, Lindsey Graham has spent months trying to weasel his way out of a subpoena issued over the […]

Read More

Supreme Court Says Lindsey Graham Must Testify in 2020 Georgia Election Probe

The Fulton County investigation began in February 2021, spurred in part by former President Donald Trump’s plea to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” the number of votes Trump needed to win Georgia. The probe has since investigated and subpoenaed dozens of witnesses including Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and […]

Read More

Lindsey Graham Thinks Herschel Walker’s Election Would Inspire Black Children To Be Republican

NewsOne Featured Video A demonstrator holds a sign as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham arrives at the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life Americas annual gala and fundraising dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2022. | Source: STEFANI REYNOLDS / Getty I‘m not sure why South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is […]

Read More

Afghan Evacuees Watch and Wait for Congress to Pull Them Out of Legal Limbo

Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the Republican co-sponsors of the bill, told me on Tuesday that he believed it may be included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act or an omnibus funding bill at the end of the year if the provisions on vetting were tightened. “We’ve still got some work to do,” Graham […]

Read More

Biden blasts Graham on proposed abortion ban: ‘My church doesn’t even make that argument’

President Biden criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) earlier this week for his proposed federal bill banning abortions past 15 weeks gestation, saying: “My church doesn’t even make that argument now.” “Think about what these guys are talking about,” said Biden at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York City, referring to the bill and […]

Read More

Why Lindsey Graham Must Testify in Georgia

When the Framers of our Constitution drafted our nation’s charter roughly 100 years later, they included a clause that is almost identical to its British counterpart. The few shreds of published debate about the clause suggest that the Framers hoped it would preserve open and honest debate in Congress. As James Wilson, a delegate to […]

Read More

Democrats: Steal This Move From Lindsey Graham

[The media is] reacting the way they think they’re supposed to react to maintain [their] “neutral” bona fides—by policing norms and obsessing over how it’ll affect the horserace; by neither validating [nor] invalidating the critique. That’s not to say their reaction is unimportant, if it persists unanswered or successfully drives Democrats into retreat, the idea […]

Read More

The Republican Party Agrees With Lindsey Graham’s National Abortion Ban Even if They Won’t Admit It

There are a few problems with this theory, however, beginning with the fact that the Republican Party has already roundly rejected it. Texas Republican Senator Jon Cornyn suggested that Graham was acting alone—and recklessly. “That wasn’t a conference decision. It was an individual senator’s decision,” he said. Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, reacted, by basically telling Graham […]

Read More

The Republican Party Agrees With Lindsey Graham’s National Abortion Ban Even if It Won’t Admit It

There are a few problems with this theory, however, beginning with the fact that the Republican Party has already roundly rejected it. Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn suggested that Graham was acting alone—and recklessly. “That wasn’t a conference decision. It was an individual senator’s decision,” he said. Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, reacted by basically telling Graham […]

Read More

What Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Understand About Abortions After 15 Weeks

In cases where abortions took place later in the pregnancy for reasons other than fetal anomaly or life endangerment, some research suggests that the woman may not have been aware that she was pregnant for the first few weeks of her pregnancy. A 2013 study found that women who sought later abortions were far more […]

Read More

Pence says ‘whoever’ is next GOP president will back national abortion ban

Former Vice President Mike Pence said in a new interview that the next Republican elected to the Oval Office, “whoever that may be,” will support a national abortion ban. “I welcome any and all efforts to advance the cause of life in state capitals or in the nation’s capital,” Pence said in an interview with […]

Read More

Lindsey Graham Apparently Didn’t Bother To Run His Wildly Unpopular Abortion Ban Idea By GOP Leaders Before Unveiling It For The Whole World To Mock

Since Trump’s right-leaning Supreme Court nuked Roe v. Wade, much of the country has been up in arms. Turns out destroying the right to safe and legal abortions is incredibly unpopular! It might have even torpedoed the GOP’s attempt to flip the House and/or Senate. But Lindsey Graham — who as recently as last month […]

Read More

Lindsey Graham Awkardly Stumbled His Way Through Yet Another Defense Of His ‘Riots In The Street’ Comment

Lindsey Graham is back on the defensive. Less than a week after telling Fox News that there would be “riots in the street” if anyone dares to prosecute Donald Trump for stealing hundreds of top-secret documents from the White House and doing who-knows-what with them at Mar-a-Lago, the senator from South Carolina is once again […]

Read More

Lawrence O’Donnell Made The Case That Weaselly Lindsey Graham Is The New Notorious Traitorous Nazi Sympathizer, Vidkun Quisling

Lawrence O’Donnell does not have many kind things to say about Lindsey Graham. And on Monday night, the MSNBC host did not hold back when the conversation turned to the South Carolina senator, who made a dark prediction over the weekend when he issued what seemed to be both a warning and a threat that […]

Read More

Trump’s Two Grahams

I can’t help but wonder, though, if Graham was so eager as chairman of that committee to police local election integrity, how many other state elections officials he called. We know of none. And I wonder how many other chairmen of that august committee—Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, and indeed the fellow who now […]

Read More

Oh Lindsey Graham, It’s Time for Your Grand Jury Close-Up

I can’t help but wonder, though, if Graham was so eager as chairman of that committee to police local election integrity, how many other state elections officials he called. We know of none. And I wonder how many other chairmen of that august committee—Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, and indeed the fellow who now […]

Read More

Lindsey Graham Still Owes a Grand Jury an Explanation

I can’t help but wonder, though, if Graham was so eager as chairman of that committee to police local election integrity, how many other state elections officials he called. We know of none. And I wonder how many other chairmen of that august committee—Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, and indeed the fellow who now […]

Read More

Rudy Giuliani Is Now a Target in Trump’s ‘Mob Boss’ Probe

Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, in November 2020. Giuliani has just been told he is a target of the criminal investigation into election interference in Georgia. File photo by AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rudy Giuliani has been told he’s a target of the Georgia criminal investigation into election interference in the state’s […]

Read More

Lawmakers are heading to Ukraine with or without White House’s approval

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa) didn’t give the Biden administration a chance to reject his request to travel to Ukraine when he visited Kyiv and Odesa in May.    The former FBI agent, who helped stand up Ukraine’s National Anti Corruption Bureau in 2015, traveled with Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), relying on a network of personal contacts […]

Read More

Congress May Finally Do Right by Afghan Evacuees

“This is amazing, let’s hope for the positive outcome,” Khalis Noori, an Afghan evacuee and the director for field operations at a LIRS resettlement facility in northern Virginia, told me in an email on Tuesday afternoon. When I visited the facility in April, Noori told me that passing the Afghan Adjustment Act would mean that […]

Read More