Graham On Rebuke Of Warren: ‘It Was Long Overdue With Her’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) does not have a problem with Senate Republicans move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for calling attention to Jeff Sessions’ civil rights record on the Senate floor.

“The bottom line is, it was long overdue with her,” Graham said the Mike Gallagher Show on Wednesday, according to a clip highlighted by CNN. “I mean, she is clearly running for the nomination in 2020.”

“The Democratic Party is being pushed really hard by the most extreme voices in their community, and they just don’t know how to handle it. If they empower her, then I think the Democratic Party is gonna lose way with the vast majority of the American people,” he added.

Republican senators on Tuesday night voted to silence Warren after she began reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King opposing Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) invoked a rule that bars senators from disparaging a colleague on the Senate floor.

On Wednesday evening, the senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be President Donald Trump’s attorney general, and he will be sworn in Thursday.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: