Senator Lindsey Graham vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare should Republicans win the House of Representatives and the White House in 2020.
“If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal ObamaCare, we’re going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner,” Graham said during a recent interview.
“We’ve got to remind people that we’re not for ObamaCare,” he added.
“Graham’s repeal bill, introduced in 2017, would eliminate major sections of ObamaCare, including subsidies that help people buy insurance and the Medicaid expansion that covers low-income adults in 36 states and Washington, D.C,” reports The Hill.
“If we could get the money back to the states, Democratic policies would be tested against our policies,” Graham said. “This scares the hell out of the Democrats. This is what 2020 is about.”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 8, 2019
Support for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s ‘Red Flag’ gun proposal gained momentum in both Houses of Congress this week; setting the stage for the first major firearm legislation since President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill.
“A bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead. The emerging plan would create a federal grant program to encourage states to adopt ‘red flag’ laws to take guns away from people believed to be dangers to themselves or others,” reports the Associated Press.
“A similar bill never came up for a vote in the GOP-controlled Senate last year, but both parties express hope that this year will be different. President Donald Trump has signaled support for the plan,” adds the AP.
“We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that if they do those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” Trump said from the White House Monday.
The ‘Red Flag’ law would allow local law enforcement and state police to remove firearms from those deemed a risk to themselves or others. The individual could then go through a legal process to retrieve the weapons if approved by the courts.
“These grants will be given to law enforcement so they can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine which cases need to be acted upon. This grant program also requires robust due process and judicial review. It does allow for quick action,” Graham said in the statement.
Read the full report at The Hill.
GRAHAM ON BOARD: Sen. Graham Backs Trump, Will Introduce Bill to Curb ‘Birthright’ Citizenship
Sen. Lindsey Graham threw his full support behind President Trump’s new plan to curb “birthright citizenship” to non-residents throughout the United States Tuesday, saying he will introduce similar legislation in the coming days.
Graham posted his endorsement on social media just hours after the Commander-in-Chief confirmed he was preparing an executive order to limit the “ridiculous” practice of handing out US citizenship to anyone born in the country.
“Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship,” tweeted Graham. “In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.”
In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 30, 2018
The President confirmed the potential policy in a recent interview with Axios, saying officials are reviewing the long-recognized understanding of the 14th Amendment; which states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
GRAHAM ON DEBATES: ‘Democrats Are Making Trump Look Like George Washington’
Senator Lindsey Graham unloaded on the Democratic Party following this week’s disastrous presidential debates; saying it’s sad that the Mexican government is more willing to work with President Trump on immigration than his own opposition.
“The immigration debate is turning into complete slander against the brave men and women serving our nation on the border. It’s sad that the Mexican government is more willing to work with President Trump than the Democrats are,” posted Graham on social media.
The immigration debate is turning into complete slander against the brave men and women serving our nation on the border.
It’s sad that the Mexican government is more willing to work with President Trump than the Democrats are.#DemocraticDebate
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 28, 2019
“Two nights in this is becoming @realDonaldTrump’s election to lose. Democrats are on the path to making Trump look like George Washington. The more they talk, the better he looks,” he added.
Two nights in this is becoming @realDonaldTrump’s election to lose.
Democrats are on the path to making Trump look like George Washington.
The more they talk, the better he looks. #4Terms 😁
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 28, 2019
Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders unveiled his new proposal to “raise taxes on the middle class” Thursday night; saying the cost would be off-set by Americans saving money on his universal healthcare program.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2019
“Here’s a direct question: Will you raise taxes for the middle class in a Sanders administration?” asked NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie.
“People who have healthcare under Medicare for All will have no premiums, no deductibles, no co-payments, no out-of-pocket expenses. Yes, they will spend more on taxes but less on healthcare for what they get,” said Sanders.
Home Depot founders Bernie Marcus and Ken Langone spoke with Fox Business last week; calling Sanders the biggest “enemy of every entrepreneur” in the United States.
“Do you get annoyed when you have big old targets, not specifically on you, but that the rich, all these Democratic candidates, to a man and woman, they single out guys like you as, this is what has happened to capitalism. Unfair,” asked host Neil Cavuto.
“Bernie Sanders is out today with a plan that will tax Wall Street trades pennies on the dollar. But it’s a start to pay for, among other things, college debt and maybe free college down the road,” he added.
“Well, look, don’t bring up Bernie Sanders, because that’s a red flag in front of me, because he’s the enemy of every entrepreneur that’s ever going to be born in this country and has been born in the past,” said Marcus. “Our kids today don’t learn Western civilization. They don’t learn history. History repeats itself. You see things happening over and over again.”