Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) has taken to defending President Donald Trump, despite his rather harsh criticism of Trump during the 2016 election. The simple explanation for this turnabout is strategy: Graham and Trump see eye-to-eye on a lot of policies and Trump is wildly popular among the South Carolina GOP base. After the moderate senator began defending the president, his support among South Carolina Republicans went up a whopping 21 points.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) accused a Republican lawmaker without evidence of being “compromised” Tuesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), a lifelong bachelor, is once again dealing with progressive insinuations that he is a closeted gay man, part of a pattern of attacks going back several years.
Despite drawing the ire of Democrats and progressive activists for her vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ popularity appears to be unfazed in her home state of Maine.
Six senators, including some of the president’s strongest supporters in the chamber, urged him Thursday to rethink his withdrawal from Syria.