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Tech Bigwig Was on Call on How to Contest Trump's Loss

Sean Hannity, Lindsey Graham also said to be on call with ex-Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

(Newser) - Larry Ellison recently popped up on Forbes' "10 Richest People in the World" list, but that's not why he's making headlines this week. The Washington Post is reporting on a "previously unknown dimension" of the efforts to contest former President Trump's loss in the 2020...

Lindsey Graham Urges Russians to Kill Putin

Lawmakers from both parties condemn Republican senator's remarks

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham called for the assassination of Vladimir Putin Thursday night in a tweet so widely condemned that Reps. Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene were in agreement. "Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military? The only way...

After Graham Balks at Pardons for Rioters, a Trump Slam

'He's a RINO,' former president tells Newsmax

(Newser) - Donald Trump has added another Republican to his list of supposed RINOs : his ally Lindsey Graham. The former president lobbed the insult—that's "Republican in name only"—at the Republican senator from South Carolina on Tuesday after Graham refused to back the idea of presidential pardons for...

Trump: Yes, Pence Could Have 'Overturned' Results
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Trump's Line About Pence Causes a Ruckus

Ex-president says explicitly that his VP could have 'overturned' election results but chose not to

(Newser) - Former President Trump made a flurry of provocative assertions over the weekend, both at a Texas rally and in a Sunday night statement . At the rally, he said he'd consider pardons for those connected to the Capitol riot and called for the "biggest protests we have ever had"...

Biden's Supreme Court Plan Just Got a Big Boost

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham defends idea of selecting from group of Black female candidates

(Newser) - President Biden's plan to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court got a bipartisan boost over the weekend when GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham backed the idea. “Put me in the camp of making sure the court and other institutions look like America,” Graham said on CBS'...

Only One Thing Will Prevent Another Trump Run

Ex-president sat for a TV interview

(Newser) - Donald Trump sat for an interview on the Real America's Voice network on Friday, where he told "The Water Cooler" host David Brody what he thinks would prevent another run for the White House. "I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right," The...

Book: 'Third Grade' Case for Voter Fraud Left Graham Cold

Giuliani's presentation after the election didn't convince senator, 'Peril' says

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham sat through a presentation at the White House in January by Rudy Giuliani and his team billed as a demonstration of how former President Trump was cheated out of a second term in the 2020 election. But that's not what Graham saw. There were theories...

Graham's Prediction: 'We'll Have to' Return to Afghanistan

He believes country will turn into a 'cauldron for radical Islamic behavior'

(Newser) - It's going to be deja vu all over again in Afghanistan, or so suggests Sen. Lindsey Graham. In a BBC interview Monday, the Republican predicted that "we will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria." The reason in this case? He...

Lindsey Graham Has COVID
Lindsey Graham Has COVID

Lindsey Graham Has COVID

GOP senator is fully vaccinated

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham says he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated—but his symptoms are mild and he's "very glad" he had his shots. "I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning," the South Carolina Republican tweeted Monday....

Graham: GOP Should Bolt DC to Block Democrats

GOP senator says Republicans could learn a trick from Texas Democrats

(Newser) - Democratic lawmakers in Texas fled the state to prevent Republicans from pushing through legislation they opposed. In DC, Sen. Lindsey Graham says he and his fellow Republicans should consider copying the strategy. "Hell, yeah, I would leave," Graham told Maria Bartiromo of Fox News on Sunday, per the...

Lindsey Graham: I'll 'Go to War' for Chick-fil-A

SC senator says he'll back chain after Notre Dame students protest possible eatery on campus

(Newser) - In May, the University of Notre Dame's dining service noted in a social media post that it may be considering adding Chick-fil-A to its on-campus options—and the hubbub that has emerged at the Indiana school since now involves a senator from South Carolina. The Hill reports that Lindsey...

Graham Defends Owning an AR-15
Graham Defends
Owning an AR-15

Graham Defends Owning an AR-15

He says he would use it to protect himself from roving gangs after a natural disaster

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in his state's disaster preparedness. The South Carolina Republican told Fox News Sunday that he owns an AR-15 to protect himself from gangs in the aftermath of a disaster, CBS reports. "If there's a natural...

Lindsey Graham: We Could Impeach Kamala Harris in 2022

Senator also reveals Trump's thoughts on acquittal

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham gave a wide-ranging interview on Fox News Sunday all about the impeachment trial, a day after it ended in acquittal for former President Trump. Some of the topics the South Carolina senator touched on:
  • Trump's reaction to the verdict: Trump "was grateful to his lawyers" and
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Pelosi to Send Impeachment Article to Senate Monday

Trial could start Tuesday, though a delay is possible

(Newser) - It looks like Mitch McConnell will not get his wish. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles charging former President Donald Trump with "incitement of insurrection" to the Senate on Monday, reports the Hill . "Make no mistake, a trial will be held in the United States...

Biden Calls Once-Close Graham a 'Disappointment'

President-elect says the senator used to be a personal friend

(Newser) - Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham served in the Senate together and used to speak glowingly of one another despite being on opposite sides of the aisle. But in a sign of how much their relationship has frayed in recent years, the president-elect told Stephen Colbert Thursday night that "Lindsey'...

Sen. Graham: Here's Why We Fist-Bumped

Graham, who is crying foul over election results, appeared to congratulate Kamala Harris

(Newser) - A TMZ reporter stopped Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday and asked him to explain the "fist bump seen 'round the world"—his greeting to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the Senate floor. Graham, who is alleging vote-count improprieties, said America shouldn't be surprised to see him...

Dems: Graham's Call to Georgia Official May Be a Crime

Brad Raffensperger says senator seemed to suggest he should toss legal ballots

(Newser) - As Georgia's hand recount continues , Brad Raffensperger, its secretary of state, has been pushing back on President Trump's claims of voting fraud, as well as saying he's been pressured by fellow Republicans to dump enough ballots to overturn the election that's been called for President-elect Biden....

Graham Imagines Dark Future for GOP If Trump Concedes

'There will never be another Republican president elected again,' senator predicts

(Newser) - There's a whole lot more than the next four years riding on President Trump's concession or lack thereof, according to Lindsey Graham. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, the senator said, per the Hill : "If Republicans don't challenge and change the US election system, there will...

Trump Sons Demand Republicans Step Up

Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz among those defending president's claims

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump's eldest sons complained that too few Republicans were backing their father and his claims of a stolen election. "The total lack of action from virtually all of the '2024 GOP hopefuls' is pretty amazing," tweeted Donald Trump Jr., per the Hill . "...

Lindsey Graham Re-Elected
Lindsey Graham Fends Off
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Lindsey Graham Fends Off Democratic Challenger

Senator beats Jamie Harrison in South Carolina

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham will keep his Senate seat. The South Carolina Republican fended off a challenge from Democrat Jamie Harrison in Tuesday's election, the AP reports. Harrison had raised a record amount, and the race was reported to be close, but the state remains strongly in support of President Trump...

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