Graham: ‘I Have Zero Interest In Serving In President Trump’s Cabinet’

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27:  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo By Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice o... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo By Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 9, 2018 10:23 a.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he has “zero interest” in a Cabinet position and intends to run again for his Senate seat in 2020, a position where he feels he can be most helpful to President Trump.

“I have zero interest in serving President Trump’s Cabinet,” Graham said in an interview with TV station WYFF. “I like him, and I want to help him. I want him to be successful. But I feel I can do more good for the country and help President Trump more effectively by being in the Senate. I’ll help him where I can and say no when I have to. I’ll continue to be South Carolina’s voice the best I know how to be in a time in my life where I feel like all the things I’ve done before have made me the most effective in representing the people of this state. If they’ll have me, I’ll keep doing it.”

He also dismissed claims that he has transformed into a new, Trumpier kind of lawmaker, saying that “not a damn thing” has changed in how he governs.

“People on the left say, ‘What happened to Lindsey Graham?’ Not a damn thing. To people on the right, I will continue to be bipartisan, but I am a conservative, and I will stand up for my friends,” he added.

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