By Tom Knighton
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) isn’t one of the most staunch Republicans out there. Often teamed with the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Graham’s reputation has been that of a wishy-washy Republican who is just as likely to side with the Democrats as with his own party.
And that’s being generous to Graham. Some would argue he’s more Democrat than GOP.
Or, they would have.
Lately, Graham has been fired up and blasting away, earning some serious kudos along the way. However, he’s also set to trot out a red flag bill. The question some are asking is whether that will hurt him with his base?
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham supports laws to temporarily revoke guns from people who might harm themselves or others, and he’s working on legislation that would give grants to states that pass such statutes.
It’s a controversial position among gun rights advocates, but the South Carolina Republican’s not worried about alienating his base.
“Not my base,” he said of his opponents of this issue, adding they are the “the fringe of the fringe.
“I think most Americans believe that multiple murderers shouldn’t have gun rights. Most Americans support background checks,” Graham continued. “The Second Amendment’s important …Read the Rest
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