U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 18, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holds a supporter's baby after announcing his candidacy for United States President during an outdoor event on June 1, 2015 in Central, South Carolina. Graham is the ninth Republican to join the race for president in 2016.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) rushes to the Senate chamber to vote on an attempt to override U.S. President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Senate vote on overriding the veto failed to pass by the necessary two thirds majority by a count of 62-37.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks at the Council On Foreign Relations on March 23, 2015 in New York City. Graham spoke extensively on U.S. relations with Iran and the ongoing nuclear deal being brokered.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks with a reporters before attending the weekly Senate Republican Caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol November 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate overcame a procedural hurdle Monday to move closer to passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, which would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (C) arrives at a news conference to introduce new legislation, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, at the U.S. Capitol November 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Graham, who is seeking a third term in the Senate in 2014, is facing a primary challenge from Tea Party-backed candidate Nancy Mace. After Graham criticized a filibuster against the Obama administration's drone program by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe said Graham is 'begging for a primary' fight.
Senate Armed Services Committee members U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to the press after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol November 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Democratic and Republican caucuses met separately behind closed doors to discuss the annual $226 billion Defense Authorization legislation. The White House has threatened to veto the military spending bill over parts of the bill requiring that al-Qaeda members captured on US soil be held by the military and not civilian authorties. Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said there was a robust debate on the detainee issue during the GOP luncheon, but Cheney did not join the discussion.