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.