COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican leaders in a South Carolina county known as a GOP stronghold have voted to censure U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for working with Democrats on immigration and climate change.
It's the second time since November that Republicans in a South Carolina county have voted to censure the GOP senator.
Lexington County Republican Party Chairman Rich Bolen said Tuesday the county's executive committee voted 13-7 to rebuke Graham following more than an hour of debate late Monday.
In November, Charleston County Republicans censured Graham over climate change legislation.
Phone and e-mail messages left with Graham's office were not immediately returned. In November, his spokesman said the senator has a solidly conservative voting record but believes politicians must work across the aisle.
This behavior does bother me. I would hope that he is representing his constituency instead of his own ideals, but I don't like that the club mentality. It shouldn't be an either or, they are all elected to represent the people that put them in office. Now, if you are okay with them making their own decisions regardless of constituency opinion, then you have no room to gripe. Other wise, this could be an example of him representing his constituency instead of toeing the party line. I don't know about everyone else, but I would rather my representatives actually represent their constituency.
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Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:46 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
No different than Dems bullying other Dems into voting for this health care non reform. Both parties are full of corrupt people. Not just the evil Republicans you blindly hate so much.
I actually don't hate republicans, but yes, on CM there are some that are pretty disgusting and I know there are bullies on both sides. When one party actually censures a member just for working with the other side it sets a dangerous precedent. This is saying we will not attampt to work with the other side, they are elected to do just that
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:46 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Well, when an elected representative goes against the wishes of his constituents someone should speak up and say something! Graham certainly appears to be a RINO and I think he might would switch parties were it not for the problem the Dems are having right now.
Hi RINO about him, he was WORKING with, in order tio have some repub ideals recogonized..how does obstruction help his constituients?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:47 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
LOL They are just po'd because he's doing what you are supposed to do in congress WORK TOGETHER. Oh and they are still bitter over the whole Beck debacle. Bunch of crybabies,
Answer by SRiveroC at 2:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Graham certainly appears to be a RINO What??
WHY is he a RINO because he is working with Dems? LMAO. If you listen to that man he is clearly a Republican.
Can you tell me a few positions on issues he's taken that would be similar to the Democratic party? Back up your accusation please.
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