Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated that he “got a benefit” from his positions on immigration and judicial nominees in an interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.” When Graham was asked about his victory and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat, he stated that his immigration position “won the day.” He also credited his opposition to President Barack Obama’s foreign policy for his primary victory.
Partial transcript as follows:
GALLAGHER: A lot of people are talking about Eric Cantor’s defeat over on the House side tell me what you think your victory means and what Eric Cantor’s defeat means.
GRAHAM: The people who criticized me for immigration, judges, you know the big issues, they saw that as my biggest weakness. The people who voted for me saw it as my greatest asset that I would try to do something that wasn’t popular that needed to be done even though they didn’t agree with me. I got a benefit from staying true to what I believe about the big controversial issues, and I was well-defined on immigration. How many times have I been on your show talking about how to prevent a third wave?
GRAHAM: And I think that won the day. And quite frankly, Mike, I’ve been good on national security in a state that loves the soldier. Obama foreign policy probably did more to get me re-elected than anything.
(h/t Mike Gallagher Show)
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