When people in South Carolina say 'Secure the Border' I get it.
06/21/2013 2:09:00 PM
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) yesterday came out in support of the Corker-Hoeven border security amendment to the Senate immigration bill. A vote on the amendment is scheduled for Monday evening.
"When people in South Carolina say ‘Secure the Border,' I get it," said Graham. "The Corker-Hoeven amendment is a border surge and designed to help us regain over sovereignty. It is a robust border security measure which calls for the hiring, training and deployment of an additional 20,000 Border Patrol agents on the southern border."
Posted by Tate, Deputy Communications Director
06/09/2012 9:00:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) made this statement on news Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two U.S. Attorneys to investigate the leaking of classified information.
Graham and McCain said:
"There has been appropriate, bipartisan criticism regarding the devastating and orchestrated leaks of classified information involving some of our most sensitive counter-terrorism operations. These breaches of national security have compromised operations, strained relationships with allies, and put lives at risk. It is imperative that an independent investigation be conducted where the results could be accepted with a high degree of confidence and without a hint of political considerations. We are confident the two U.S. Attorneys hand-picked by Attorney General Holder are fine men. However, if there was ever a situation where we needed an outside special counsel that would enjoy bipartisan acceptance and widespread public trust, it is now.
"There are many capable attorneys who have earned respect from the public and both parties. We strongly believe a special counsel should be appointed outside Justice Department control and influence. Someone in the mold of a Bob Bennett who is extremely competent and enjoys bipartisan respect.
"This investigation involves some of the most serious breaches of national security in recent memory and any investigation must be done in a manner free and clear of political considerations. The recent decision of the Attorney General falls far short of what is needed and is not an adequate substitute for an outside special counsel."
Posted by Meghan, Press Secretary
06/30/2011 10:25:00 AM
The Greenville News
State shares in MRAP's success
By EDITORIAL STAFF
June 30, 2011
A military vehicle that has strong links to South Carolina and that might not even be in service without the work of Sen. Lindsey Graham has been credited by outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates as crucial to saving thousands of lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The success of the military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is owed in large measure to Graham, the individuals at the facility in Charleston that outfits the vehicles, and other manufacturers around the state that contribute components.
In a recent report in USA Today, Gates said the MRAP has turned out to be 10 times safer than the Humvees it replaced. “Thousands and thousands of lives have been saved and multiples of that in terms of limbs,” he told the newspaper. The Pentagon’s Joint Program Office MRAPs said the vehicles have saved as many as 40,000 lives in the two wars, reported USA Today. That newspaper’s reporting in 2007 detailed the shortcomings of Humvees and speeded up the flow of MRAPs to the battlefield. A Brookings Institution analyst says the Pentagon’s figure is too high, but agrees that MRAP has saved many lives, the newspaper reported.
Regardless of what the actual number is, the clear reality is that this vehicle has proven to be essential to the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and will be an important tool for the U.S. military moving forward. [MORE]
Posted by Meghan, Press Secretary
06/29/2010 5:50:00 PM
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on Elena Kagan
First Round of Questions from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
June 29, 2010