Graham Defends Deal Vote

Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) tells National Review Online that he made the right vote on Tuesday, even though some conservatives are unhappy with parts of the fiscal-cliff deal. “This is the best that could be done,” he said. “It’s not all I would have liked, but it’s called American democracy, so onto the debt ceiling.”

Several Republicans are mulling primary challenges against Graham, who will be up for reelection next year. Graham, however, predicts this vote won’t be an issue. “I consider this to be me doing my job for the people back home,” he said.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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