Republicans Reportedly Have “No Idea” about Trump’s Agenda for a Second Term

Trump forgets the name hydroxychloroquine

Republicans on Capitol Hill don’t know what Donald Trump will do with a second term. Reports over the Fourth of July weekend claimed the GOP has “no idea” what the President’s agenda could be. read more

Opinion: Lindsey Graham Exemplifies Racist Incoherence Complaining About Monument Removal

Many Americans have been compelled by the recent mass protests to seek a fuller understanding of United States history and particularly the African American experience in that history, up to and including ongoing racism, discrimination, and violence against people of color. Black bookstores in particular are being flooded with orders for literary works that portray African American experiences, historical studies that chronicle U.S. history from an African American experience, and books that offer sociological analyses of race and racism in the U.S.  Even Amazon Prime created a category featuring films and television shows about African American life, culture, and history. read more

Lindsey Graham Tries to Rebuke Democrats: “You Think I’m in Trump’s Pocket”

Senator Lindsey Graham inadvertently gave his critics a soundbite on Thursday while trying to shame Democrats. The South Carolina Republican was defending himself from Democratic criticism.

Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Robert Mueller’s investigation. Graham chairs the committee and he was pursuing the GOP position that the probe was improper.

Democrats blasted their Republican colleagues as “political errand boys” who are “bolstering conspiracy theories” about a plot against the 2016 Trump campaign.

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Graham referred specifically to a document that was used as part of the investigation into that campaign. Republicans allege that FISA was abused and aimed at Trump.

“It matters to me whether or not the No. 2  guy at the FBI, Comey, knew that the document was no longer reliable and kept using it,” Graham said.

“You all could care less. That really says a lot,” Graham told Democrats.

“I know you don’t agree with what I’m doing. You think I’m in Trump’s pocket. I get all that. It’s not lost on me of what you think and I’m sad because I like you all.”

“But if you expect me to punt, forget it. We’re not going to punt. We’re not going to have a rule of law for Republicans and a rule of law for Democrats.”

Critics have accused Graham of pursuing unfounded allegations of a plot or coup against the Trump campaign.

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Lindsey Graham Announces Hearing into Police Use of Force in George Floyd Killing

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced the committee will hold a hearing on police use of force after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis while in police custody.

Graham said he’d spoken with Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee’s ranking member, about the killing, which has resulted in several days of protests.

“Both of us are appalled at what we saw and believe it is important to have a hearing as soon as possible as to how to combat this outrage,” Graham said. “The Committee intends to call a wide variety of witnesses on the topics of better policing, addressing racial discrimination regarding the use of force, as well as building stronger bonds between communities and police.”

Graham added that the committee aims “to shine a bright light on the problems associated with Mr. Floyd’s death, with the goal of finding a better way forward for our nation.”

The announcement comes as President Donald Trump faces heavy criticism for his response to the killing. Earlier today, Twitter flagged the president for “glorifying violence” after he referred to those who’ve protested in Minneapolis following Floyd’s death as “THUGS” and said that “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you! read more

Lindsey Graham Tells Americans No More Virus Relief

Lindsey Graham Invites Giuliani to the Senate to spread Russian Propaganda

Sen. Lindsey Graham responded to the proposal for a massive virus relief package from House Democrats by calling the bill dead on arrival.

Lindsey Graham Praises Trump’s “Pro-Life” Response as President Predicts 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Lindsey Graham believes the President is putting life first as U.S. deaths from Coronavirus continue to mount. The Republican senator praised Donald Trump for putting lives ahead of the economy.

The South Carolina senator spoke to Tony Perkins of the conservative Family Research Council on Tuesday. His comments praising Trump seem to ring hollow considering the growing number of deaths.

Perkins argued that Trump wouldn’t put the U.S. economy at risk “unless he was taking decisive action for the benefit of America.”

Senator Graham agreed.

“I believe if we’d let it run its course, Tony, you’d have a couple million people dead right now,” Graham said.

“Look, 70,000 people died with us locking the whole world down, so the president put life—he is pro-life in the real sense of the word—he put life ahead of his economic success.”

Since Graham’s remarks, the death toll has passed 75,000.

“The economy came to a grinding halt—not because of anything bad about the economy—to save lives.”

“Now we’re trying to balance how to turn it on. I think he’s done a really good job,” he said.

Graham’s analysis of Trump’s response contrasts it with a situation where the government did nothing. It also ignores the fact Trump downplayed the severity of the disease.

Trump and his team have also consistently moved the goal posts on Coronavirus.  Speaking to Fox News on Friday, the President again revised the expected death toll.

“We’ll be at 100,000, a hundred and ten,” Trump

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Lindsey Graham’s Democratic Challenger Has Outraised Him in South Carolina Senate Race

Jamie Harrison, a South Carolina Democrat who is challenging incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for his Senate seat, has outraised him during the first quarter of 2020.

Harrison raised more than $7.3 million in the first quarter of the year. He’d previously raised $3.5 million in the final quarter of 2019. Graham, by contrast, raised $5.6 million. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) required candidates to file their fundraising reports for the first quarter, which ended on March 31, by midnight Wednesday.

Guy King, communications director for the Harrison campaign, said, “We’re so grateful for this outpouring of support from everyday people who are looking for leadership that puts them first.”

Graham’s campaign celebrated a “record-breaking” first quarter; the campaign said Graham has raised more money than any state or federal candidate has ever raised in South Carolina history.

“It’s truly humbling to see the tremendous support and momentum continue to grow for Senator Graham,” said campaign manager Scott Farmer in a press release. “Even after canceling numerous events and suspending our fundraising efforts for part of the quarter, Senator Graham still shattered personal and state fundraising records.”

Despite Harrison’s feat, Graham still has more money on hand: $12.8 million to Harrison’s $8 million.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report, an election forecaster, notes that Harrison’s path to victory is relatively uncertain; it rates the race as “solid” Republican.

Rudy Giuliani Is Now Giving His Biden Dirt Directly To Barr

Barr says Obama and the FBI were a greater threat than Russia

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that a process had been set up where Rudy Giuliani gives his Biden conspiracy dirt directly to Attorney General Barr.