Lindsey Graham

December 17, 2021

Graham Thinks Build Back Better is ‘Dead Forever’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) thinks President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBB) is “dead forever” as Democrats struggle to unify their caucus.

“I think Build Back Better is dead forever, and let me tell you why: because Joe Manchin has said he’s not going to vote for a bill that will add to the deficit,” Graham said during an appearance on the Fox News program Hannity.

“At the end of the day, Joe Manchin has promised the people of West Virginia, ‘I will not vote for a bill that adds to the deficit that’s full of gimmicks,’ so I think [it] is dead forever.”

The senator told host Sean Hannity that he’d requested the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyze the BBB plan. The CBO found that if the BBB’s provisions were made permanent, the measure would add $3 trillion to the nation’s deficit.

“The CBO and the inflation number last Friday, I think, kill Build Back Better. They were trying to pass a lie, and God bless Joe Manchin for sticking to his guns,” Graham said.

However, the White House objects to Graham’s reported CBO score, with press secretary Jen Psaki calling it “a fake CBO score.”


Lindsey Graham says Biden’s $2trillion Build Back Better bill is ‘dead forever’ because Joe Manchin ‘won’t vote for it’ and Democrats can’t reach an agreement

September 8, 2021

Graham says the US will ‘have to’ reinvade Afghanistan

Less than a week after the US finalized its troop withdrawal, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the BBC that America “will be going back to Afghanistan” to deal with terrorist threats.

Graham said the Taliban is “going to give safe haven to al Qaeda, who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mideast writ large and attack us because of our way of life. We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”

“We’ll have to,” Graham said. “We’ll have to because the threat will be so large. It will be a cauldron for radical Islamic behavior.” 

Recent polls indicate a lack of public support for sending troops back to Afghanistan.

A Pew Research Center survey showed 54 percent of Americans supported the decision to withdraw. The same study found that 69 percent thought the US failed to achieve its goals in the war-torn nation.


Graham says US ‘will be going back’ to Afghanistan

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