Graham On Emails: I Won’t Say ‘First Dumb Thing That Comes To My Mind’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to supporters after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Graham defeated six tea party challengers. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) revealed on Sunday that he has never sent an email, but he insists his aversion to it does not make him a luddite.

“What I do, basically, is that I’ve got iPads, and I play around,” Graham told reporters this weekend, according to Bloomberg News. “But I don’t e-mail. I’ve tried not to have a system where I can just say the first dumb thing that comes to my mind. I’ve always been concerned.”

“I can get texts, and I call you back, if I want,” he continued. “I’m not being arrogant, but I’m trying to jealously guard myself in terms of being able to think through problems and not engage in chat all day. I’ve had a chance to kind of carve out some time for myself not responding to every 15-second crisis.”

While discussing Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a personal email account at the State Department, Graham told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that he doesn’t use email.

“I don’t email,” Graham said Sunday. “You can have every email I’ve ever sent. I’ve never sent one.”

Graham told reporters that Hillary Clinton would have avoided the controversy by simply not using email.

“If she could do it again, she’d do the Lindsey Graham thing, and not use email,” he said.

Graham told the Washington Examiner that email is just “a disaster in the making.”

“Do you think [Hillary Clinton] wishes she hadn’t emailed now?” he asked.

The senator also jabbed President Obama for claiming that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was technologically challenged during the 2008 presidential campaign.

“We have the most technologically savvy president in the history of the country,” Graham told the Examiner. “How’s that working out?”

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