Lindsey Graham


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I think we're probably going to get a lot of push back from people from the right in the House, but I want to look at it in terms of South
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Jun 22 2017
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Jun 08 2017 - Trump Presidency

If being crude, rude and a bull in a china shop was a crime, Trump would get the death penalty. It's

Jun 06 2017 - Qatar

It's a mixed bag with

Jun 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't believe Trump colluded with the Russians because I don't think he colludes with his own staff. So I'm not worried about

Jun 06 2017

I think every day we're talking about a tweet that is off message, it is a bad thing. We bear

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation

May 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

Well, he's entitled to his opinion. If I were the president, I'd focus on defending the nation and trying to get his legislative agenda through the

May 28 2017 - Sanctions

The FBI director knew that the information he relied upon to jump into the 2016 election was fake, that he basically took over the Department of Justice's job based on a fake email from the Russians. That, to me, is a stunning story. From a Congress's point of view, he never told us it was fake. So he needs to be held

May 23 2017

If we implemented this budget, we'd have to retreat from the world or put a lot of people at risk – a lot of Benghazi's in the making if we actually implemented the State Dept cuts. So this budget is not going to go

May 22 2017 - Russia

I think the legislative agenda has pretty much ground to a halt until you get the Comey episode dealt with. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, agrees. .feedback

May 19 2017

How can you subpoena somebody to come to Congress when they're under criminal investigation? You can'

May 18 2017 - Russia

My takeaway is everything he said is you have to treat this as if it's a criminal investigation. So I think the biggest legal change seems to be that Mr. Mueller is going to proceed forward with the idea that this as criminal investigation instead of a counter intelligence

May 17 2017

I don't want to read a memo. I want to hear from [Comey].feedback

May 17 2017

I've asked Comey to come before the Judiciary Committee to tell his side of the story. I think it'd be good for him if he did. It'd be good for the country. I hope he'll take me up on the

May 16 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

If Comey is alleging president did something inappropriate, there is an open invitation for him. Don't want to read it in a memo, I want him to say in

May 16 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Let's get to the bottom of what happened with the director. And the best way to get to the bottom of it, is for him to testify. ... I'm not going to take a memo, I want the guy to come

May 16 2017

If it's accurate, it'd be

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

The memo is powerful evidence of obstruction of justice and certainly merits immediate and prompt investigation by an independent special prosecutor. If there were ever a final nail on the case for an independent, special prosecutor this is

May 15 2017 - Republican Party

I told him I thought he'd be a good FBI director under normal circumstances. But I think the politics of this is just – he gets it. He'd be an outstanding FBI director. But I just, quite frankly, think that last week made it

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned

May 15 2017 - Russia

You can't be cute about tapes. If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over. Right now, it is a counterintelligence investigation, not a criminal investigation. So you don't need a special

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's now time to pick somebody who comes from within the ranks, or has such a reputation that has no political background at all that can go into the job on Day 1. The president has a chance to clean up the mess he mostly created. I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all ... but we don't know all the evidence

May 14 2017 - Russia

Russia didn't change the outcome of the election, but they sure as hell tried. And I want to punish the Russians. And I hope the president will see their interference as a threat to our

May 14 2017 - Russia

The president needs to back off here and let the investigation go

May 12 2017 - Russia

I have no evidence that the Trump business organization did anything illegal with the Russians. I have no evidence of collusion. But do I want to know about business ties?

May 10 2017 - Russia

The president's meeting with Lavrov today. It's okay to want to work with the Russians, but I hope, Mr. President, you know who you're dealing with. You're dealing with a man who represents a government that is brutal, that tried to undermine our elections and, be careful, these are not teddy bears you're dealing

May 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation's

May 09 2017 - Russia

This is nothing new here. I'm not a prosecutor. But if you ask me if I want to know if there are any Trump business ties to Russia that are inappropriate, the answer would be '

May 06 2017 - Trumpcare

The Senate is the place, still, in my view, where you deliberate, you have a say, you

May 05 2017 - Republican Party

A bill - finalized yesterday, has not been scored, amendments not allowed, and 3 hours final debate - should be viewed with

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

He'll text you all the time. It will be like, Thanks,' or 'Why the hell did you say that?feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

At first, I think Reince wanted to be the gatekeeper, the guy who has control of who comes in and out all day. But you can't do that with – he won't let you. I think he's learned to play a different role by necessity. He has to stick with organizing things. He has to be the connective tissue. I think he gets

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

I look forward to carefully reviewing the House-passed legislation to repeal and replace

May 04 2017 - American politics

But any bill that has been posted less than 24 hours – going to be debated three or four hours, not scored – needs to be viewed with

May 04 2017 - American politics

Don't know what it's in it. Waiting to see if it's a boy or a

May 03 2017

From my point of view, we pretty well got our clock

May 02 2017 - American politics

I think the Democrats cleaned our clock. There are things in this bill that I just don't understand. This was not winning from the Republican point of

Apr 25 2017 - Republican Party

I got the sense that he's not going to take this fight too far. That he understand border security's important and the wall's important but he's not going to overplay his hand. Here's the challenge to the Democrats ... are you going to overplay your hand? I don't know what Schumer wants. If he wants a government shutdown, be careful what you wish

Apr 24 2017

If you can make this about better border security, the president's in good shape. If he wants a 2,200 mile wall, I don't think he's going to get the votes to support

Apr 21 2017 - South Korea

It would be terrible, but the war would be over [in South Korea], it wouldn't be

Apr 19 2017 - North Korea

So if a missile were launched from North Korea in the next year we could knock it down?feedback

Apr 12 2017

If I win, fine. If I don't, fine. But here's what you're going to get from me. You're going to get somebody that tells you exactly what I believe. And to everybody in this room, it's okay to be mad. It's okay to be

Apr 10 2017 - Trump administration

Ambassador Haley just said on your program, You'll never end the war with Assad in power. So that means regime change is now the policy of the Trump administration. That's at least what I've

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

This is better than doing nothing. This is a step in the right

Apr 09 2017

Here's what I think Assad's telling Trump by flying from this base: 'F you'. I'll say this, if you kill babies with conventional bombs, it's still a moral outrage. I'm glad Trump did this. He is no longer Obama in the eyes of our enemies but he needs to do more to close the deal. There's a new sheriff in

Apr 07 2017

When Rand Paul talks about, this is legal,' he has no idea what he's talking about. There is absolutely no requirement, in my view, to go to

Apr 06 2017

I think it will make every Senate seat even more important, and future Senate campaigns are going to be more referendums on the Court than they've ever been, because every seat matters. If you don't have to get 60 votes, then the simple majority gives the ability to control the courts, so every Senate seat is going to have that component to it now. It means that judges in the future will probably be more ideological, because without having to reach across the aisle, you will have a more ideological

Apr 06 2017 - Iran

To suggest that Assad is an acceptable leader for the Syrian people is to ignore the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people by the Assad

Apr 05 2017 - Russia

It's simply impossible to shame the Assad and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin regimes with words

Apr 03 2017 - SCOTUS

When you complain about Garland, it's the arsonist complaining about the

Apr 03 2017 - SCOTUS

The Senate's traditions are going to change over this man. This says more about the Senate than it does Judge

Apr 01 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

If I have to, I will vote to change rules because I am not going to allow President Trump to be denied the same opportunity that every president has had for 200 years because you're mad and you can't accept the outcome of an

Apr 01 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

You know, Flynn said himself, If you want immunity, you must, you know, be

Apr 01 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

We're going to talk about the Flynn deal. It's getting weirder by the day, isn't it? Yeah. Let's see what kind of business dealings he had. So, when issues arise, about people around the campaign or in the Trump administration have deals that don't sound right or look right, we'll look at

Mar 29 2017

I think we need border security funding. But I think building a 2,220-mile wall is a waste of

Mar 28 2017 - Russian probe

I think he put his objectivity in question at the very

Mar 28 2017 - Russian probe

He's gone off on a lark by himself, a sort of Inspector Clouseau investigation

Mar 26 2017

Here's the way it works, sir. The president of the United States gets to pick their

Mar 26 2017

Good! Good! Come on, bring it on! Bring it on! If I win, fine. If I don't, fine. But here's what you're going to get from me. You're going to get somebody that tells you exactly what I believe. And to everybody in this room, it's okay to be mad. It's okay to be upset. No politician should stand in the way … what happens, happens. I don't know about you, but I'm glad she's there. I think she's a pretty smart lady. I think that's a bunch of garbage when it comes to me. I don't think I've obstructed

Mar 26 2017 - Islam

To everybody that boos Judge Gorsuch, you're not persuading me at all. As a matter of fact, if you can't understand this is a qualified nominee, then you're not listening. In fact, most Muslims hate radical Islam more than you do because they're the ones getting killed the most. Let's realize that the election didn't go the way some of you wanted, and there's another one coming. I realize that I haven't voted for a winning president in 12 years, but my obligations are the same to those who win the job, (and that's) to try to help them when I

Mar 26 2017

When you lose an election, you've got to accept the consequences of somebody else making decisions you wouldn't like. But you can't understand that because you're so upset, and let me tell you, I understand upset people. My judgment is that I would give (Trump) the same deference that I gave President

Mar 25 2017

Good! Bring it on – we're going to have an election in 2020. Here's what I'm going to do: Between now and 2020, I'm not (gonna) worry about losing my job. I'm not worried about you not voting for me. You know what I am worried about? Our country. Do you have any idea that ... I could keep this job 200 years, just keeping [Democrats] mad and nobody else, but you know what I've chosen? I've chosen to try apparently to make a lot of people

Mar 25 2017

I'm a proud conservative who realizes that this country needs to come together and, to the extent that I can help bring us together, I

Mar 25 2017 - SCOTUS

If you don't understand that elections matter, then you don't understand

Mar 23 2017

I am very suspicious of that being enough time given what's going on

Mar 22 2017 - Trump-Putin

I don't know if he violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act, but it's something I think we all need to know more

Mar 22 2017 - Trump-Putin

Clearly, if he's getting millions of dollars from a billionaire close to Putin, to basically undermine democratic movements, that's something I'd want to know about. I doubt if Trump knew about

Mar 22 2017 - SCOTUS

I think President Trump, with all of his problems and all of his mistakes, chose wisely when it came to this

Mar 22 2017 - SCOTUS

What's happened? Did the Constitution change? I don't think so, I think politics has changed. I think it's changed in a fashion that we should all be ashamed of as senators, and I think we're doing great damage to the judiciary by politicizing every judicial

Mar 22 2017 - Russia

That's basically taking money to stop the spread of democracy, and that would be very disturbing to

Mar 21 2017 - SCOTUS

A lot of people say a lot of silly things. I am not going to say anything here that would give anybody any idea how I'd rule on any

Mar 21 2017

I don't feel like any injustice has been done to anybody

Mar 21 2017 - SCOTUS

Do you agree with me that the Detainee Treatment Act prevents waterboarding?feedback

Mar 20 2017

If you believe this has been a great plan to get a Trump nominee on the court you had to believe Trump was going to win to begin with. I didn't believe

Mar 20 2017 - SCOTUS

Now the shoe is on the other

Mar 20 2017 - SCOTUS

What happened between now and then, how did we go from being able to being able to understand that Scalia was a well-qualified conservative and [Judge Ruth Bader] Ginsberg was a well-qualified liberal? I don't know how we got there, but I hope we turn around and go back. Because what we're doing is going to tear apart the

Mar 16 2017 - Obamacare

Here's what I would prefer he do. If he can't get us in a good spot where we all feel comfortable, we've improved Obamacare dramatically, which we told people we would: Let it collapse. Democrats are not going to lift a finger to help President Trump. I would do collapse-and-replace if you can't get a good, solid fix to Obamacare using

Mar 15 2017 - Wiretapping

The longer it takes to answer that question the more suspicious I

Mar 15 2017 - Wiretapping

The Congress needs to know what it's doing. If you're going to have multiple congressional investigations and there is a criminal investigation, we're going to run into

Mar 15 2017

I think the country wants to know if there's something there

Mar 15 2017

This is definitely dead on

Mar 15 2017 - Wiretapping

I want to get to the bottom of it. The F.B.I. would know if a warrant was issued. They would know if a warrant was applied for. I want to answer that

Mar 14 2017

We have jurisdiction over the FBI. It wasn't a complicated letter, so I expect some kind of reply. This is not an unreasonable request, it should be

Mar 14 2017

They're about to screw up big time if they keep running to the intel committee and not answer that

Mar 14 2017

At the end of the day, we should pause and try to improve the product in light of the CBO analysis rather than just rejecting

Mar 13 2017

I'm getting very ill-tempered over this. If I were the FBI Director, who I like, I would respond to my letter ... before I publicly testify because you'll run afoul of the Judiciary

Mar 13 2017

It's dead on arrival. What's most disturbing about the cut in the State Department's budget, it shows a lack of

Mar 08 2017

I expect them to come forward as to whether or not a warrant was obtained or

Mar 08 2017

We would take any abuse of wiretapping authorities for political purposes very

Mar 08 2017 - Trump Tower

We would take any abuse of wiretapping authorities for political purposes very seriously. We would be equally alarmed to learn that a court found enough evidence of criminal activity or contact with a foreign power to legally authorize a wiretap of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump

Mar 08 2017

The president has asked congress to look into whether or not his campaign was wiretapped by the Obama administration. I will take up that challenge. The whole purpose of this is to see if a warrant was issued directed at the Trump

Mar 06 2017

I believe the new order will withstand legal challenges as it's drafted in a fashion as to not be a religious ban, but a ban on individuals coming from compromised governments and failed states. This Executive Order will help achieve President Trump's goal of making us

Mar 06 2017 - Twitter

I would be very worried if, in fact, the Obama administration was able to obtain a warrant lawfully about Trump campaign activity with a foreign

Mar 04 2017 - Wiretapping

I'm very worried that our president is suggesting that the former president has done something

Mar 03 2017 - American politics

I think Donald Trump has an ability to solve the problem unlike anybody in recent times. We always pass the bill in the Senate like 68 votes. It goes to the House. My Republican colleagues in the House -- it always dies. I think Trump has the ability to tell the right, you know, this is a good deal, take

Mar 02 2017

Somebody other than Jeff needs to do

Mar 02 2017

If there is something there and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make that decision about

Mar 02 2017 - US, Russia relations

I have full confidence in Jeff Sessions serving as Attorney

Mar 01 2017

If there is something there, and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make this decision about

Feb 28 2017

It's dead on arrival. It's not gonna happen. It would be a disaster. If you take soft power off the table then you're never going to win the war. What's most disturbing about the cut in the State Department's budget is it shows a lack of understanding of what it takes to win the

Feb 19 2017 - Iran

I think it it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they've done outside the nuclear

Feb 19 2017 - United Nations

I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they've done outside the nuclear program. Iran is a bad actor in the greatest sense of the word when it comes to the region. To Iran, I say, if you want us to treat you differently then stop building missiles, test-firing them in defiance of U.N. resolution and writing 'Death to Israel' on the missile. That's a mixed

Feb 16 2017 - Israel

I believe he is the right guy at the right time. He'll be Trump's voice. Trump won the

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I think most Americans have a right to know whether or not this was a General Flynn rogue maneuver, or was he basically speaking for somebody else in the White

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

The one-president-at-a-time policy I think has served the country well. The idea that (Flynn) did this on his own without any direction is a good question to

Feb 08 2017 - Sanctions

Russia has done nothing to be rewarded with sanctions relief. To provide relief at this time would send the wrong signal to Russia and our allies who face Russian

Feb 01 2017 - SCOTUS

Judge Gorsuch is probably the best pick he could have

Feb 01 2017

You can't lose the election and expect to have the government represent what you think we should be

Feb 01 2017

It'd be sad to me if we have to go that route with a man like this. But he's going to get

Feb 01 2017

He's going to get confirmed. It's just a matter of when and

Jan 30 2017

We fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against

Jan 27 2017

Any policy proposal which drives up costs of Corona, tequila or margaritas is a big-time bad

Jan 24 2017

To continue to suggest that the 2016 election was conducted in a fashion that millions of people voted illegally undermines faith in our

Jan 24 2017

As a matter of fact I'd like you to do more than stop saying it. I'd like you to come forward and say having looked at it I am confident the election was fair and accurate and people who voted voted legally. Cause if he doesn't do that, this is going to undermine his ability to govern this

Jan 23 2017

Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S.

Jan 11 2017 - Sanctions

Bottom line is, if you don't want to do anything about what Russia did, if you don't believe they're a good candidate for additional sanctions, I think a lot of people are going to look at you as not having the judgment for the

Jan 08 2017 - Iran

He's going to be the defender of the free world here pretty soon. All I'm asking him is to acknowledge that Russia interfered, and push back. It could be Iran next time. It could be

Jan 08 2017 - Trumpcare

Even though it didn't affect the outcome, they tried to interfere. And they need to pay a

Jan 05 2017 - United Nations

Israel is always the bad guy in the eyes of the United

Jan 04 2017

When you compromise one political party, you compromise all political

Jan 01 2017

So 2017 is a year of offence and we're going to tell our colleagues what's at stake if we don't push

Dec 30 2016

We intend to lead the effort in the new Congress to impose stronger sanctions on

Dec 29 2016 - Sanctions

I predict there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit Russia hard, particularly (President Vladimir) Putin as an

Dec 29 2016 - Sanctions

I think the sanctions need to go beyond what it is today, they need to name Putin as an individual and his inner circle because nothing happens in Russia without his knowledge and

Dec 28 2016 - Sanctions

You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit Russia hard, particularly Putin as an

Dec 28 2016 - Sanctions

It is now time for Russia to understand – enough is

Dec 09 2016 - Obamacare

Price "has been the heart and soul of the Republican alternative to Obamacare. I can't imagine any Republican voting against

Nov 17 2016

I'd vote for him. I like Jeff. He was the early, only supporter for Donald Trump in the Senate. And I believe Jeff Sessions has earned the right to serve President Trump in the highest levels, and I think he's a good, competent, capable

Nov 15 2016

They are a bad actor in the world, they need to be reined

Nov 09 2016

All Americans should follow her counsel and try to work with our next

Nov 09 2016

Trump "will need all the help he can get given the many challenges we face as a

Nov 08 2016 - Democratic Party

The story of this election may be the mobilization of the Hispanic vote. So Trump deserves the award for Hispanic turnout. He did more to get them out than any Democrat has ever

Sep 26 2016 - Saudi Arabia

If you want to lose Saudi Arabia as an ally, be careful what you wish for. They're the heart and soul of the Islamic

Sep 20 2016 - Israel

Now is not the time to say that we're going to nickel and dime

Sep 16 2016

They left money on the

Sep 16 2016

I will not stand for

Aug 01 2016 - American politics

Unacceptable' doesn't even begin to describe

Jun 23 2016 - Democratic Party

Eventually this problem will get addressed again one of two ways: We find a breakthrough, which I will seek, or there will be another terrorist attack which will bring us right back to this issue. I hope we can do it without another terrorist

Jun 21 2016

If we can't pass this, it truly is a broken system up

Jun 14 2016

Mr. Trump seems to be suggesting that the president is one of them, I find that highly offensive, I find that whole line of reasoning way off-base. Mr. Trump's reaction to declare war on the faith is the worst possible

Jun 10 2016

We have become, actually, good friends. And that was a surprise to both of

Jun 07 2016

It's pretty clear to me that he's playing the race card. Trump is trying to ruin Curiel's

May 12 2016

It's hard to believe that in a nation of more than 300 million Americans Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be our choices for president. My position remains the same regarding both candidates running for president. I will do what I can in the Senate to help the next president. The next president will inherit a

Apr 27 2016

The businessman's speech was "pathetic in terms of understanding the role America plays in the

Apr 05 2016

I told the White House I'd be supportive of a supplemental if they could show me where the money goes and what it could

Apr 03 2016

Our hope is that the Egyptian government can prove to the international community that they're sincerely responding to legitimate concerns while at the same time trying to maintain

Apr 03 2016

The Congress is going to be around no matter who is president. All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don't let the political scenes at home get you too upset. That's what I told the

Mar 17 2016 - Republican Party

If we give the banner of the Republican party to Donald Trump, we tarnish it maybe forever. That might be the end of the Republican party as I know

Mar 17 2016

It's an odd alliance, but it's an alliance I feel comfortable with given my

Mar 17 2016

While he has condemned Cruz's tactics and behaviors in the past, he is strategically the best alternative to stop Trump. He's certainly not my preference, Sen. Cruz is not. But he is a reliable Republican conservative which I've had many differences with. I doubt Donald Trump's conservative and I think he'd be a disaster for the

Mar 01 2016

I can't believe I would say yes, but

Feb 14 2016

Donald Trump is not a conservative, so I don't trust him to pick a

Jan 16 2016

I have concluded without any hesitation, any doubt, that Jeb Bush is worthy to be commanderinchief on day

Jan 15 2016

Jeb Bush is going to be a nominee that can win an election that as a party we can't afford to lose. He will be the president that can reset the world, bring us together and solve hard

Jun 19 2015

The world is crazy right now. That's what this guy was. A crazy guy. Not in terms of being mentally incompetent – just being mean and hateful and crazy. I can't explain

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