Lindsey Graham is a Permanent Resident of the Trump Zone.

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Editorial Cartoon from Clay Bennett

Senator Lindsey Graham,  eager to not get primaried in South Carolina in next year’s elections, was seduced into the Trump Zone.

As the recent impeachment inquiry into the Ukraine matter has demonstrated, the Senate Judiciary Chairman (scary thing to fathom) who once eagerly supported the impeachment of President Bill Clinton for far less,  has become a permanent resident of the Zone with apparently no wish to be rescued.

Since the impeachment inquiry started in September, he has been a zealous defender of Individual One, first saying there was nothing improper with the July 25 phone call between Mr. Trump and the Ukrainian President.

He would later chastise the Democrats for the depositions being held in private and not holding a vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry. He would follow that up by introducing a resolution in the Senate condemning what the Democrats had done.

Now, as the transcripts of the witnesses have been broadcast, Senator Graham has become the personification of “see no evil, hear no evil.” He publicly stated (all within three days) that he will not read the witness transcripts, offered that Mr. Trump and his team were too stupid to organize this caper, and even insinuated on, where else, Fox News, that Trump Donor and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland revised his testimony in coordination with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

Even the late Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, a co-host on The View, said on a recent episode that:

“……I don’t think it’s productive to go on TV and say I haven’t read it when you are the head of the Judiciary Committee.”

With his desire to stop a primary challenge and be able to run for reelection in South Carolina next year, Mr. Graham has sold his soul, his position as the Judiciary Chairman and reputation and thrown the Constitution and Country “under the bus” to appease Individual One.

The people of South Carolina deserve someone who will fight for the American Ideal and all it means. It does not need a spent force like Jello Lindsey Graham who has nothing to offer except a shell of once he once was.

South Carolinians and the United States Senate can do a lot better.

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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  1. Lindsey Graham has self-immolated himself for Donald Trump. South Carolina voters should be ashamed and outraged.

    They can do better: Meet Jaime Harrison, the leading Democrat trying to unseat Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, https://www.vox.com/2019/11/8/20928604/jaime-harrison-south-carolina-senate-race-lindsey-graham

    “Jaime Harrison, the first African American man to become South Carolina Democratic Party chair, is trying to do what many see as a long shot: unseat three-term senator and prominent Trump ally Lindsey Graham.

    Harrison is one of multiple Democrats vying for the opportunity to take on Graham this year, — economist Gloria Tinubu has also filed her candidacy — but he’s by far the frontrunner. Previously a staffer for Rep. Jim Clyburn and a lobbyist in DC, Harrison is trying to make the case that regardless of ideology, the state’s voters are currently being neglected — and he’s the one to advocate on their behalf.

    Vox spoke with him earlier this fall about his policy priorities, campaign strategy, and stance on structural reforms like eliminating the filibuster.”

    Read the interview.

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