Lindsey Graham Biography, Age, Married, Salary, Contact, Trump, Ilhan Omar


Lindsey Graham Biography | Who Is Lindsey Graham?

Lindsey Graham (Lindsey Olin Graham) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, a seat he has held since 2003. He is a Republican Party member.

How Old Is Lindsey Graham? Lindsey Graham Age

He was Born on 9 July 1955, Central, South Carolina, United States. Graham is 64 years old as of 2019.

Lindsey Graham Education

Graham was born in central South Carolina and graduated from South Carolina University in 1977. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1981 with a doctorate in law. From 1982 to 1988, he served in the United States Air Force and then served in the South Carolina Air National Guard in the Air Force Reserve to the rank of Colonel.

Lindsey Graham Single

Lindsey Graham Housemate 

Graham, whose bachelorhood became the focus of his presidential campaign last week, almost got married in his late twenties while serving in the European Air Force.

The woman Graham only identified as Sylvia was a flight attendant to the German Lufthansa airline. She was of Hungarian descent but decided to stay in Austria with her ailing mother instead of joining Graham on her way back to South Carolina.

Graham said he is comfortable with who he is, adding that the path of his life was “a blessing from God” and that it should not be a stigma to be single.

Lindsey Graham Family | Personal Life

Graham has never been married and has no children. He helped to raise his sister, Darline Graham Nordone, after the deaths of his mother and father, which occurred within fifteen months of each other, leaving the two without parents when Graham was 22 and she was 13. Experiencing the early deaths of his parents, Graham says, made him mature more quickly, and Nordone, who introduced her brother at his formal announcement of his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race, said she hoped to be with him on the campaign trail frequently to show voters his softer side. “He’s kind of like a brother, a father and a mother rolled into one,” she said. “I’ve always looked up to Lindsey.”

Graham was a close friend of Sen. John McCain. As of 2016, Graham lives in Seneca, South Carolina, is a Southern Baptist, and is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.

Lindsey Graham Parents

Florence James Graham – Father
Millie Graham – Mother

Lindsey Graham Sister

He has a sister called Darline Graham Nordone.

Lindsey Graham Height

How Tall Is Lindsey Graham? He stands at 1.71 m high.

Lindsey Graham Salary

As a senator, Graham earns a standard salary of $174,000.

Lindsey Graham will give Judiciary chairmanship back to Chuck Grassley

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to hand the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) in the next Congress. Graham took over the panel this year from Grassley, who left to chair the Senate Finance Committee.

In an interview Thursday, Graham said Grassley asked to come back after his tenure on the Senate Finance Committee. Graham responded “absolutely.”

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“Love Chuck Grassley. That’s the way the Senate works,” Graham said. “He took the Finance Committee so I could be chairman, and he’ll come back and fill out his time, and I’ll come back, and somebody else will come along.”

Senate Republicans allow their members to chair a committee for six years in total, regularly leading to rounds of musical chairs as senators face committee term limits.

Grassley has more seniority on the Judiciary Committee than Graham. Graham added that the Iowa Republican is “a very special friend” who has two more years in which he could be chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Grassley’s role as chairman would depend on Republicans keeping the Senate in 2020.

Grassley said on Wednesday he would “absolutely” want to go back to being Judiciary chairman and spoke to Graham about the request in November.

As Judiciary chairman in the last Congress, Grassley oversaw the hotly contested confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Lindsey Graham Trip

How Did Lindsey Graham Get To Turkey? – Lindsey Graham Turkey

Lindsey Graham Flew To Turkey After Trump Cancelled Nancy Pelosi’s Trip. Although President Trump retaliated against the letter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which essentially divided him from the State of the Union, Senator Lindsey Graham was allowed to visit Turkey by sending her a letter instructing her to fly commercially as part of a congressional delegation to Afghanistan.

Ilhan Omar Lindsey Graham

The controversy over Ilhan Omar calling Lindsey Graham “compromised,” explained

Jan 17, 2019, | vox.com

Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, was once upon a time one of Donald Trump’s most vociferous critics in the Republican Party, even going so far as to tweet at one point that “if we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed … and we will deserve it.” He even referred to Trump on national television as “a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.”

More recently, he’s emerged as one of Trump’s most strident allies in the Senate, a member who not only eschews open criticism of Trump but who loudly and proudly defends him at every possible opportunity. The flip has led to questions about why, exactly, he changed his mind — questions that have at times blended with Trump-era liberal paranoia about the role of the Russian government in politics.

Graham is also unmarried and has long been dogged by vague, totally unsubstantiated accusations of being a closeted gay man. Meanwhile, first-term Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a left-wing member of Congress who has aligned herself with a range of anti-establishment causes including the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel — a topic that is very divisive in Democratic Party politics.

This all came together rather rapidly this week as Omar suggested that Graham was “compromised” in a nonspecific way. Conservatives simultaneously charged her with claiming that Graham is being blackmailed over his closeted sexuality (she did not) while pressuring establishment Democrats to disavow her past comments on Israel.

Omar has a controversial record on Israel

While this drama was playing out on Twitter, House Republicans were hitting Omar over a completely separate issue: Israel, on which she has probably the furthest-left record of anyone in Congress.

Omar, along with fellow newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), is a supporter of the BDS movement that advocates boycotting Israel as part of a larger strategy to delegitimize the Israeli government. She’s also no stranger to strident rhetoric on the subject, referring to an “apartheid Israeli regime” in a summer 2018 tweet.

Critics of Israel are often accused of anti-Semitism and the notion that Israel has “hypnotized the world” certainly smacks of conspiratorial thinking about Jews.

During the CNN interview in which the Graham tweet came up, Omar apologized for the hypnotism tweet. saying she used “unfortunate words,” but did not back down from her basic policy stance.

Republicans have for years been eager to use Israel as a wedge issue against Democrats, at a time when the Israeli government has increasingly aligned with the GOP but most Jewish Americans remain stubbornly liberal in their politics. The main strategy is to push anti-BDS legislation, which is opposed to free speech grounds by many Democrats who would not support BDS itself. The idea is to squeeze mainstream Democrats between pro-Israel groups pushing the anti-BDS laws and BDS supporters themselves, who’ll call for full-throated support of boycotts, all the while casting the BDS movement as anti-Semitic.

Turning Omar and her tweets into a flashpoint, similarly, serves to divide Democrats and, in the specific case of Graham, to divide them over something completely non-substantive.

Lindsey Graham’s behavior is pretty normal

At the end of the day, perhaps the most ridiculous element of this whole controversy is that nothing about Graham’s behavior is particularly odd.

He was an over-the-top Trump critic at a time when being an over-the-top Trump critic was a good way to get attention for his flagging presidential campaign. Many Republicans who once vociferously criticized Trump are now loyal allies (Energy Secretary Rick Perry once called him a “cancer on conservatism”), and essentially all incumbent Republicans are aware that crossing Trump could cost them politically.

Graham represents a very conservative state full of statewide elected officials who’d no doubt love a chance to serve in the Senate. And any of them would be overwhelming favorites to prevail in a general election against the Democratic nominee.

Under the circumstances, Graham badly needs Trump to support him to ensure he doesn’t face a primary challenge. That would be pretty easy for a normal Republican incumbent, but precisely because Graham was so critical of Trump in the past, he needs to go above and beyond to demonstrate his current loyalty to the president who — whatever his problems nationally — remains very popular in South Carolina.

Being openly anti-Trump would be devastating to the political career of any South Carolina Republican. There’s absolutely no need to posit any kind of “compromise” other than basic political survival instincts to explain Graham’s behavior.

Lindsey Graham Pakistan

Sen. Lindsey Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan. During an Islamabad visit, Graham said the US had a ‘unique opportunity to change relationship’ with Pakistan under new PM.

Senator Lindsey Graham Office

He worked as a private lawyer before being elected to the House of Representatives in South Carolina in 1992, serving one term between 1993 and 1995. Lindsey served in the House of Representatives of the United States, representing the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina from 1995 to 2003. He was elected in four terms and received at least 60% of the vote every time.

Lindsey Graham Reelection

Graham ran for the Senate in 2002 after Strom Thurmond, the Republican incumbent of eight years, announced his retirement. In the general election, Graham won the primary unopposed and defeated Democratic opponent Alex Sanders. Graham was reelected in 2008 and defeated Bob Conley. In 2014, he won the third term, defeating Brad Hutto and Thomas Ravenel, the Democrat.

Lindsey Graham Speech

Senator Lindsey Graham Email Address

https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-senator-graham

Senator Lindsey Graham Phone Number

https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Lindsey Graham Election – Lindsey Graham For President

Lindsey Graham 2016 presidential campaign
Campaign: Republican presidential primary, 2016 United States presidential election, 2016
Candidate: Lindsey Graham U.S. Senator from South Carolina (2003–present) U.S. Representative from South Carolina (1995–2003)
Affiliation: Republican Party

Lindsey Graham And Trump

 

Lindsey Graham Immigration

Graham, who is due to be reelected in 2020, faced conservative primary challenges in his previous campaign, but still found room for a major bipartisan immigration bill called the “Gang of Eight.” And the former Southern Drawing Air Force lawyer gave him room to maneuver with Trump by supporting the President’s foreign policy swerves and tariffs that are beginning to hit the Palmetto State’s agriculture and manufacturing industries.

Lindsey Graham Approval Rating

Graham saw his rating of approval among South Carolina Republicans increase following his passionate defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the recent hearings on the appointment of the Supreme Court. Graham’s approval ratings with Republicans increased to 72 percent from 51 percent in April, according to a recent Winthrop university survey.

Lindsey Graham And John Mccain

Lindsey Graham Air Force

Graham is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel.

Lindsey Graham Quotes

Let’s just get to the political heart of the matter, No matter what you want to call it, beyond border enforcement, a lot of people, particularly on our side, don’t want to have a debate about this. Even if you debate it, you’re wrong. Even if you’re open-minded about compromise, you’re wrong. It’s a very simple answer to a complex problem. Send them all back. End of discussion, end of debate. Now that to me is not a realistic approach to a real problem.

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Lindsey Graham Interview – Lindsey Graham CNN