Dec 04 2012

Graham Votes Against United Nations Disabilities Treaty

"I have serious concerns about this treaty..."

I have serious concerns about the treaty's impact on the pro-life and pro-family communities. In addition, the construct of this treaty creates a precedent that would be unhealthy for our nation. The treaty could allow individual groups to challenge sovereign governments. That's a slippery slope for the United States to go down and among the reasons I voted against this treaty. -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)


Nov 29 2012

Graham Takes Tough Line Against Palestine Bid at United Nations

Legislation Forces Closure of PLO Office in Washington and sets Tough New Conditions Paving Way for Elimination of Assistance

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced legislation which takes a tough line against the Palestinians bid at the United Nations General Assembly. The Graham measure forces the immediate closure of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington unless the Palestinians have entered into meaningful negotiations with Israel and eliminates American foreign assistance to the Palestinian Authority if the International Criminal Court adjudicates any matter proposed or supported by the Palestinian Authority.


Nov 27 2012

We respectfully disagree with the White House's statement today that 'there are no unanswered questions' about Ambassador Rice's September 16 Sunday show appearances and the talking points she used.

Nov 19 2012

Washington U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John McCain (R-Arizona) today released the following statement regarding the Prime Minister of Turkey’s comments on Israel today:


“We regret that the Prime Minister of Turkey referred to Israel today as a ‘terrorist state.’ Israel has the same sovereign right as every country to defend itself, and no government could be expected to remain passive under the daily barrage of hundreds of rockets fired intentionally at innocent men, women, and children, which Israel has had to endure at the hands of Hamas. This challenge should be familiar to Turkey, which has been a victim of terrorism itself.


“Prime Minister Erdogan, a man we know and respect, should play a constructive leadership role in pushing Hamas to cease its attacks on Israel so this conflict can be brought to an end. His comments today, unfortunately, will have the opposite effect, encouraging Hamas to continue with its acts of terrorism, thereby prolonging the fighting and risking further loss of life on both sides. This serves no responsible interest.”



Nov 09 2012

Today, we finally received from the Secretary of Defense the first response to our many letters.  Unfortunately, Secretary Panetta's letter only confirms what we already knew -- that there were no forces at a sufficient alert posture in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East to provide timely assistance to our fellow citizens in need in Libya.

Nov 05 2012

During an unaired portion of his September 12th interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama refused to answer when asked if Benghazi was a terrorist attack.  Now that this information has become public, it raises two very serious questions.

Nov 02 2012

The Time for Stonewalling, Delaying and Denying are Over

Mr President, the families of the fallen and the American people deserve nothing less than a full accounting of what happened.

Enough already, Mr. President. You need to address the American people and account for your leadership in the attack on our Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. You should explain to the American people what you knew, when you knew it, and what you did about it before, during and after the attack.