Lindsey Graham

Trump attacks Lindsey Graham for criticism of Syria policy

President Trump responded to harsh criticism from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) over the events unfolding in northern Syria, saying that Graham should focus on his work chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee, and accusing Graham of obsessing over war in the Middle East.

Graham broke South Carolina's fundraising record in Q3, campaign says

In this image, Graham walks through a hallway crowded with reporters.
Graham arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 23, 2019. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) raised $3.29 million last quarter, the most raised by a candidate in one quarter in South Carolina’s history and the highest total of any Republican Senate candidate in Q3, his campaign said Tuesday.

The big picture: A Democrat hasn't won a statewide South Carolina race in 13 years, per the New York Times, and Graham's 2020 challenger is seen by some as a long shot. Aside from being a leading critic of Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, Graham is one of the president's most loyal defenders, a fact that Democrats hope to use to their advantage, per the Times.

Go deeper: Graham's Democratic challenger accuses him of "comical" hypocrisy