Graham: Santorum Wrong About Economy’s Impact On GOP

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday pushed back on Rick Santorum’s suggestion the night before that the improving economy could damage the GOP’s odds in the November elections.

“Well, no, I don’t think he’s right at all,” Graham said, asked about Santorum’s comment on ABC’s This Week.

Graham didn’t address the possibility that the economy could improve, instead calling the recovery “anemic” and said “the policies of the president are going to make it impossible for this country to recover.”

On Saturday, Santorum said: “You know, the economy may be getting better and Republicans may lose their edge on that issue. Well, if that was the only issue in this race, that may or may not be the case, we don’t know.”

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