Graham says ‘I’m running’ in 2016, sets June 1 for official announcement

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Lindsey Graham Says He Will Announce 2016 Plans June 1.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has said there is better than a 90 percent chance he will run for president, will give a “very important update” on Monday morning about 2016, according to media reports on Sunday. Asked on CBS whether he’s running because the GOP field isn’t sophisticated enough on foreign policy, his core issue, Graham said, “I’m running because of what you see on television.

I’m running because I think the world is falling apart.” Graham also addressed the same question that has challenged former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Marco Rubio in recent days: Whether he would have authorized the Iraq War, knowing what he knows now. Graham (R-S.C.), who in recent months has moved closer to running for president, said Monday that he will announce if he will make a White House bid on June 1 from South Carolina. “I will make an announcement on June 1st.

He was warmly received at the Iowa Republican Party’s forum for 2016 White House hopefuls on Saturday in Des Moines with a mix of jokes and plain talk about America’s national security. Graham said that in his view, Democrats and Republicans work together too little and that he would try to change that if he was president and that when it came to radical Islam, he would “go after them before they come back here again.” Mr. While other Republicans in the 2016 field have made clear they would not have invaded Iraq given what is now known about U.S. intelligence failures, Graham offered a strong defense of then-President George W. Graham is at the back of the 2016 GOP pack in RealClearPolitics’ latest average of national public polling, but is running third behind former Florida Gov. If Graham enters the race, he would join fellow Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio among declared candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina and retired physician Ben Carson have also announced their candidacies.

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